Volunteers are integral to ACON and we function as an organisation because of all their generous time, good will and hard work. Volunteering is a great way to meet other likeminded people, get an insight into ACON and the work we do, and to contribute towards making our community better.

No matter who you are or what your skill level is, there are lots of ways to get involved. We also offer a range of roles that require specific qualifications and training to get involved in.

Click here to volunteer for ACON

Volunteer Opportunity With The Red Ribbon Appeal


Every year, hundreds of volunteers across NSW join us to hit the streets, community hubs, train stations, venues and theatres across NSW for World AIDS Day to raise much-needed funds for ACON.


Red Ribbon Street Appeal

In 2018, the Red Ribbon Street Appeal is on:

  • Friday 30 November
  • Saturday 1 December (World AIDS Day)

You can volunteer by yourself (and meet fabulous people), with friends and co-workers, or with your local community group.

Volunteer for as much or as little as you like – every bit counts. There are plenty of time and locations to choose from.

During your volunteer shift, you’ll be selling merchandise such as red ribbons and pins and collecting donations.

You don’t need any sales experience. Just bring your smile and comfortable shoes – we take care of the rest.

It’s a fun day out where you get to meet new people and help out an important cause. Join us for the Red Ribbon Appeal this World AIDS Day.

To volunteer for the Red Ribbon Appeal in Sydney, click here

To volunteer for the Red Ribbon Appeal in regional NSW, click here


Red Ribbon Appeal Venue Bucket Collections

Every year, Sydney’s leading theatre companies, bars and clubs open their doors to allow us to shake buckets after performances, or during parties and events. You’ll be collecting much-needed donations at some of the best shows and parties in town.

It’s great fun and fabulous way to meet new people, or get your friends or colleagues together.

In 2018, we’ll be doing bucket collections at shows, events and venues across Sydney from:

  • 27 November to 2 December

To volunteer for venue bucket collections for the Red Ribbon Appeal (Sydney only), click here 

Volunteer Counsellors Sought

ACON is seeking experienced or newly qualified volunteer counsellors to work within our LGBTI Counselling Program.

Volunteer counsellors see clients one night a week, providing one-to-one, short term therapeutic counselling to clients. They may draw upon a range of modalities or methodologies in their therapeutic work that complements the philosophy of harm reduction and a person-centred approach.

Volunteer counsellors are provided with monthly group clinical supervision and two professional development sessions each year to increase their capacity to work with HIV and LGBTI clients.

Applications close 31 August 2018

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