Volunteer at IAS 2017

The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS-related issues. This year, we invite 150 to 200 volunteers to participate and gain international experience in the conference in Paris, France, from 19 to 26 July 2017.

Whether you are interested in knowing more about HIV and AIDS related issues, sharing experiences and being inspired by people from different background or simply enjoy lending a helping hand, the success of IAS 2017 depends heavily on you. Come and join us for this great opportunity!

Volunteers duties and benefits

Volunteers help coordinate programme activities, greet visiting delegates, assist with registration, act as guides during the conference, staff various offices and activities, and perform other crucial tasks. Training and support from the conference volunteer coordinators will be provided prior to the start of the event.

Volunteers receive free access to conference sessions when not on duty, a lunch each working day, and will also receive a certificate of appreciation.

Volunteers who completed their mission are also offered 1 year IAS free membership.

How to volunteer

To volunteer you must be at least 18 years old (as of 20 July 2017), have a good level of spoken English and be available for at least three half-day shifts. Please note that volunteers who can commit to more than five shifts from 19 to 26 July 2017 will be prioritized.

All volunteers must attend the mandatory kick-off meeting and training on Friday 21 July, from 16h00 to 19h30.


Volunteers from other countries

Volunteers from countries other than France will be required to meet French customs and immigration requirements for visitors.

The conference secretariat is unfortunately not able to offer any financial assistance or an official Letter of Invitation to help with visas. It is the sole responsibility of each volunteer to make their own visa arrangements.

Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs.