Volunteer HIV Tester Program

Volunteer Testers

In February of this year, CAP launched its Volunteer HIV Tester Program in search of volunteers to help fight the HIV epidemic by being on the frontline and conducting HIV testing and counseling sessions. Since then, CAP has trained 8 volunteers who have now conducted 158 HIV tests and contributed 466 hours of service to this program. To further our goal to increase testing at CAP, we’re looking for more volunteers to make this possible.

The Volunteer HIV Tester Program at CAP aims to train qualified volunteers to become HIV Testers. These Volunteer HIV Testers perform confidential and anonymous HIV counseling/testing screening for a variety of populations. Some particular areas of focus will be the LGBT and Latino communities. A successful HIV tester has excellent listening skills, a nonjudgmental approach to counseling, and an inherent ability to navigate potentially emotional situations.

 

The next cycle of volunteer testers will be selected in April 2013. If you have any questions about the selection process or general inquiries about the program, please contact Joseph via email at jsedillo@cascadeaids.org or by phone at 503.278.3866.