PATF will be closed September 3 and 4 for Labor Day.

Volunteer!

Volunteers founded the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in 1985, and volunteers remain an integral part of our mission today. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups interested in making a difference in our community.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please email or call 412-345-0561Please note that all prospective volunteers must complete an orientation.

Interested in volunteering? Click here for the volunteer application.

Help individuals living with HIV/AIDS

PATF Food Pantry

PATF is in need of volunteers in our food pantry. Tasks include assisting clients, bagging groceries, and stocking shelves. Generally, volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Requested time commitment is six hours per month. Volunteer should be detail oriented and organized, able to lift food items, and a "people person".

Be a Buddy

The mission of the volunteer buddy program is to connect HIV-positive individuals with a compassionate and caring buddy that can provide companionship, emotional support, occasional assistance with light homemaking needs and caregiver relief opportunities to give a client's family members a break from care giving. Buddies assist with many of the concerns of an HIV-positive individual but most significantly help by being willing to listen.

There are three types of Buddy:

  • Traditional: Traditional Buddies may or may not be HIV-positive and are assigned an adult client for telephone and face to face contact 2 - 4 hours a week.
  • Mentor: Mentor Buddies are HIV-positive and assigned to a newly HIV-positive diagnosed client for face to face contact and guidance 3 - 6 hours a week.
  • Telephone: Telephone Buddies may or may not be HIV-positive and are assigned to a client for telephone contact for at least 2 hours a week.

Requested time commitment varies according to the needs of the client and the type of Buddy, but may average between 2 - 6 hours per week. Act 33/34 (child abuse and criminal history) and FBI clearances required.

Pro Bono Legal Network

If you are licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania, we need your help!  Join our Pro Bono Legal Network and help our clients with wills, estate planning, powers of attorney, civil actions and entitlement issues such as Social Security appeals.

While cases vary, generally Legal Network members provide four hours of service a month.  Act 33/34 (child abuse and criminal history) clearances required.

Help educate the community about HIV/AIDS and its prevention 

Speakers Bureau & Personal Perspectives

Do you enjoy speaking to groups? Use your skills to make presentations at schools, churches and community groups, or staff information tables at health fairs, community festivals or concerts. PATF will provide you with the training and tools you need to educate others about HIV/AIDS.

If you are HIV-positive, you can help others learn to protect themselves by sharing your experience in our Personal Perspectives presentations.

Act 33/34 (child abuse and criminal history) clearances required. Weekday, evening, and weekend opportunities are available.  Generally, we request a time commitment of 2 - 4 hours a month.

Community Outreach Team

Educate the community about HIV/AIDS and PATF services at outreach events.
 Training: AIDS education or HIV prevention training is recommended. 
Time commitment varies based on number of events.

Help us in the Office

Office Assistance

If you are too busy to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still help PATF!  Help us assemble mailings (labeling, stuffing envelopes, stamping).  These are generally weekday or evening opportunities that occur at different times throughout the year.

Special Skills

Help PATF with your special skills and qualifications. Help us with curriculum development, finance, data entry, or any number of specialized tasks. These volunteer opportunities are structured around your schedule and the time commitment will vary.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above, please email us, call 412-345-0581 or click here to complete the volunteer application.

As a volunteer you are welcome to join us every fourth Tuesday from 5-7 pm at our offices for Drop-in Tuesday’s. This is a time to meet and network with other volunteers and work on special office tasks while having food and fun. Drop in Tuesday’s take place from September until June each year. 

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Hours:

Clinic Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call 412-248-0550 to make an appointment

 

Testing Hours:
Sun: Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Mon-Tue, Thu - Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary

 

Food Pantry Hours*:
Sun: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thu: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Wed: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

 

The food pantry is closed on Friday and Saturdays.

 

*Clients may use the food pantry once per month; Clients who are overdue for their 90-day updates will not be able to use the Food Pantry on Wednesday after 4 p.m., or on Sundays

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