MAKE A DIFFEREnCE
VOLUNTEER WITH BCAP
The Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) relies on volunteer support to provide services for our community.
BCAP currently receives support from more than 290 active volunteers. In 2019, our volunteers logged an amazing 8,970 hours with BCAP. Those hours have a market value of $312,532 – an incredible investment of time and love into the services and operations of the Boulder County AIDS Project.
Volunteers serve in every BCAP department: Care Services, Prevention Services, Development and
Administration & Operations.
There truly is no way that BCAP could provide the services and programs it does without our wonderful volunteers.
do you have what it takes to BE A BCAP Volunteer?
We are committed to recruiting a diverse pool of volunteers to serve our diverse clientele.
Everyone is encouraged to apply! We are open to and affirming to all.
Because BCAP volunteers coordinate and deliver many of the services the agency provides to the community, rely on and treat volunteers as unpaid staff members. For that reason, it is critical for us to take the time to make quality matches between volunteers and programs and to provide sufficient training.
We accept those volunteers that we feel will best assist us in offering excellent services to our clients and then equip them with the skills and knowledge to do so.
Interested? Read on!
volunteer with us
Step one: Explore our current volunteer positions, to see what areas and opportunities you may be interested in.
Step two: Complete and submit our online volunteer application. If you do not hear from us within three business days, email BCAP Services Coordinator Jerry Pierce. We want to ensure we don’t miss your application!
Step three: We will review your application and confirm that it has been received. If we feel that you make a good potential match for a current opening in the BCAP Volunteer Program, we will contact you to set up a 30-minute interview. During the interview, we’ll discuss what it’s like to volunteer at BCAP; your skills, interests and availability; and decide if and how we can make a good match between you and our programs. We'll also contact your references.
Step four: To participate in many of our volunteer positions, you will be required to attend an 8-hour BCAP Volunteer Training, offered twice a year. Whenever possible, you can volunteer right away with special events and other opportunities that do not require the training. In order to attend Volunteer Training, you must first complete an application.
Volunteer Trainings are held twice a year, on a Saturday. Dates will be announced via email invitation to those who have successfully completed a volunteer application. BCAP accepts applications year-round.
SPOTLIGHT position (highest need)
Pro Bono Massage Therapists – Provide BCAP clients with massage at the monthly massage clinics. May commit to between 2 and 12 clinics a year. Must be registered with the State of Colorado and provide proof of TB clearance.
HIV CARE SERVICES TEAM
Pro Bono Attorney – Provide BCAP clients with pro bono legal services. Must be licensed in Colorado.
Long Term Client Support – Provide a BCAP client and his/her support network with physical/emotional support and advocacy related to the challenges of living with HIV. Required to provide TB test results or clearance via chest x-ray, if previously positive for TB.
Client Support Team – Provide BCAP clients with short-term support as needs arise. Required to provide TB test results or clearance via chest x-ray, if previously positive for TB.
Pro Bono Psychotherapist – Provide clients with psychotherapy. Minimum M.A. degree in counseling, with license to practice. Malpractice insurance required. Especially needed: male therapists, therapists with experience in counseling children, and with experience in counseling those with substance use issues. 1-3 hours per week.
Boulder food pantry/Longmont food pantry
Longmont Pantry Shopper Assistant – Welcome and assist people living with HIV to use BCAP's Longmont Food Pantry. Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred. Required to provide TB test results or clearance via chest x-ray, if previously positive for TB. Hours are from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, every other Monday.
Substitute Food Delivery – Pick up bagged groceries at the Boulder Food Pantry, pack perishables and deliver them to BCAP client(s). Fill in as needed on a substitute basis for regular delivery volunteers.
Community Food Share Shopper – Shop at Community Food Share for items needed for the Boulder Food Pantry or Longmont Food Pantry. Approximately 3 hours per month.
HIV prevention SERVICES TEAM
Outreach Education – Staff educational tables at local events and health fairs. Engage with community members to provide HIV-related information and safer sex supplies. Must have some evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation. Bilingual (English and Spanish) an asset.
Atlas – Participate as a member in an HIV prevention program dedicated to raising awareness and decreasing transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM). Members design and implement initiatives that help MSM make informed decisions around relationships and sexual health. Members meet throughout the year for wellness events, educational forums, discussion groups and live productions. Members also may serve BCAP in volunteer roles such a board of directors, front desk volunteers, educational presenters, HIV test counselors and more!
Speakers Bureau – Positive Perspectives – Individuals living with HIV share their story about how the virus has affected their life. Presentations occur in local schools and community-based organizations. Must have weekday availability and reliable transportation.
Resource development/special events
Graphic Design Artist – Design posters, invitations, brochures and other printed materials for BCAP events and programs. Must have experience and provide sample work.
Pro bono Media Professional – Write and send press releases, contact media about stories, serve as media coordinator at events, and maintain an up-to-date database of media contacts.
Special Events Committee + Task Force – The Special Events Committee assists in the planning and implementation of one of our major events (Local Legends Gala, World AIDS Day, etc.). Members may be involved in more than one team, but each team focuses on the specific event at hand. Members may attend meetings related to the planning of the event on an as-needed basis. Task Force volunteers assist in task-oriented roles up to and including the day of the event.
Special Events – Assist the day or evening of a special event to raise funds for BCAP’s programs and services. Must be 18, or accompanied by an adult with permission of BCAP’s Services Coordinator.
Pro bono Maintenance Volunteer – Must be an experience and/or licensed professional able to do carpentry, painting, plumbing and/or electrical repairs and projects. Approximately 3-5 hours per month.
Front Desk Volunteer – Staff the front desk at BCAP during business hours (Monday-Friday); answering the phone and greeting walk-ins. Take clients shopping in the Food Pantry. Spanish-speaking not required, but a plus. Required to provide TB test results or chest x-ray if previously positive. Approximately 2.5-3 hours per week.
Gardeners for BCAP’s Community Garden – Assist in growing fresh organic produce for our Food Pantries by helping on group work days or as an individual gardener. Approximately 4 hours twice a month.
Ready to get started?
board of directors
The Boulder County AIDS Project is actively recruiting community members to serve on our Board of Directors, as well as our Board Committees. BCAP seeks individuals who want to make a difference in their community’s public health. Experience is sought in a variety of areas including finance, marketing, communications, government, advocacy, business, social enterprise, and event planning.
For more information with regard to a board position, contact BCAP Executive Director Frank O’Caña.
BCAP seeks to recruit a dynamic, diverse and inclusive board and supporting board committees.
Board Committees support the mission of the Boulder County AIDS Project. If you are interested in joining one of the committees below, please contact BCAP’s Services Coordinator Jerry Pierce. Committees typically meet on a monthly basis, for one to two hours.
Advocacy Committee – ON HIATUS Chaired by a board member, this committee educates, monitors and provides advocacy on issues pertinent to HIV/AIDS. The committee may conduct outreach to local, state and national legislators on issues that directly relate to HIV/AIDS in BCAP’s service area. Another activity of the committee is to make the board aware of local initiatives and to educate about the importance of civic participation. This committee is intended to complement advocacy work being done by the Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA), the local Boulder County Human Service Alliance and St. Vrain Community Council (SVCC).
Development Committee – Chaired by a BCAP board member, this committee creates the vision and drives the strategic implementation of the agency’s resource development and communications. The Donor Relations Director is a member of this committee. Community members with experience in marketing, fiscal management, donor cultivation, corporate giving and event planning are needed.
Finance Committee – Chaired by the Board Treasurer, this committee monitors BCAP’s financial health and makes monthly financial reports to the full board. When necessary, the committee makes recommendations to the board regarding steps to safeguard a balanced budget and to enhance the agency’s financial systems. The agency’s Executive Director, Business Manager and Donor Relations Director are all members of this committee. The committee ensures financial management is practiced in a manner that ensures sustainable, efficient and inclusive service delivery across BCAP’s service area.
Inclusiveness Committee – ON HIATUS Chaired by a board member, this committee includes staff, board, volunteers and community members to fulfill its “blueprint” for inclusiveness. With a goal to increase inclusiveness and diversity at BCAP in its various functions (staff, board, community outreach, volunteer recruitment, etc.), the committee provides learning experiences for staff, board and volunteers to improve the services the agency provides.
Programs Committee – Chaired by a board member, this committee works closely with the Executive Director and Program Directors to ensure agency programs meet the needs of BCAP’s diverse constituents. Important activities of the committee are evaluation of program efficacy, best practices, setting and monitoring quality improvement goals and outcomes. In the event of a grievance or complaint from a recipient of services, the programs committee helps to facilitate a resolution. Members of the programs committee are responsible for ensuring all programs are responsive to client needs and are delivered in an inclusive manner. Client representatives are especially desired on this committee.
For information on volunteer Community Service opportunities and requirements, please contact BCAP Services Coordinator Jerry Pierce. A separate Community Service application is required. Please note: BCAP cannot accept community service referrals in cases of a charge of violence or theft.