World AIDS Day
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With World AIDS Day fast approaching the New Zealand AIDS Foundation urgently need more volunteers to help out with the World AIDS Day street appeal.

Francesca Seedhouse, who is the World AIDS Day Co-ordinator at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) says that World AIDS Day is an opportunity to stop and remember all those who have passed, those living with HIV, and raise both money and awareness to end HIV in New Zealand.

With the year 2016, having the highest number of new HIV diagnosis since the start of the epidemic in New Zealand. Seedhouse says that it is more important than ever that New Zealanders unite in the fight against HIV.


The NZAF who hope that with your support, they can make this year’s street appeal the biggest so far, intend to raise awareness for HIV, and collect much-needed donations for the organisation.

World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day Street appeal is taking place on Thursday the 30th of November and Friday 1st of December 2017 in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Feel like doing your bit? Get involved, sign up to volunteer now!

You can read everything you need to know about being a World AIDS Day Volunteer below!

• When and where? The street appeal takes place between 7 am and 7 pm on Thursday 30 November and 1 December 2017. The NZAF need volunteers who can work a morning or afternoon shift in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton.

• What do I do? It’s easy! You will be paired up with fellow volunteers, given a sash and official collection buckets and sent to your collection site. You’ll be well looked after! All you need to do is show up on collection day, have fun and give out red ribbons in return for donations!

• Can’t get time off work? Many company’s offer paid leave to staff who want to collect for charity – ask your Manager if this is something your company offers, even if it’s just for a few hours!

• How does it help? Every dollar raised will go towards ending new HIV transmissions and supporting people living with HIV in New Zealand.

Sign up to volunteer at World AIDS Day here 🙂

Last Updated on Nov 24, 2017

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