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Jan 18 2016 - 9:38am
Project Purpose AVI is seeking an experienced fund development/event planner to coordinate its signature fundraising event, Dining Out For Life (DOFL). DOFL has become one of Vancouver Island’s premiere restaurant-based fundraising events.  The 11th annual event is on April 21st 2016 when participating restaurants across Vancouver Island donate 25% of their food revenue to AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI). We are looking for expressions of interest from qualified candidates who can start immediately and who have flexibility with the following schedule - Feb 1-28 (approx 10-15 hrs per week) March – 1-30 (5 hrs a week) (April 1-30) (10 hrs per week). Contractor should also be available to provide support for the event on April 21st. The contract is estimated at 100-120 hours. 
Dec 19 2015 - 11:47am
Leaving the highly structured confines of prison after a 25 year stretch presented many challenges for me. The process of decompression is arduous. Ones' brain becomes exhausted by the fast pace of life 'street-side' and the stimuli that comes hurling at you. Unwinding, readjusting, focusing forward and an emphasis on self-care convinced me to pursue volunteerism. Living with HIV and HEP C it seemed both practical and wise to explore volunteer opportunities at AVI.  My initial memory of AVI was an elevator ride akin to 'running in molasses'. I arrived on the 3rd floor with a jolt, and stepped out into the bright, welcoming reception area where I was warmly greeted by a volunteer and two dachshunds.
Dec 13 2015 - 11:40am
AIDS Vancouver Island's turned 30 this year and to celebrate we asked our community what AVI has meant to them. Here a playlist with just a few of the answers featured on our "30 Years. 30 Stories" video project.  
Dec 7 2015 - 12:05am
“CAT, DOG. REX UP TOP” is a Grant Leier piece of art valued at $450. We will be at the Bay (Woodgrove Centre) Dec. 19th from 11-3 selling tickets or you can purchase them at our resource room at 102-55 Victoria Road, Nanaimo Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10:00 All funds support the Nanaimo AIDS Walk for Life Draw will take place on Dec 31, 2015
Nov 30 2015 - 5:16am
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …but what about GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is on December 1, 2015 this year, which also happens to be World AIDS Day. It is a movement aimed at encouraging Canadians to give and/or volunteer in their communities. This year AVI is participating in GivingTuesday and we are asking our community to give if you can.  How can you give?  If you would like to make a monetary donation to AVI click on the button below. 
Nov 26 2015 - 4:17pm
Testing Events in Campbell River and Courtenay offer Rapid HIV tests, with results available in less than 60 seconds. Despite studies showing that early detection provides the best possible outcome for those living with HIV it is estimated that 25% of individuals in Canada who are HIV positive are unaware of their status. AIDS Vancouver Island’s testing day aims to provide accessible HIV and STI testing, promote awareness about the importance of early detection and educate individuals about how simple it is to implement regular testing as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Nov 23 2015 - 12:39pm
POSITION TITLE: Harm Reduction Support Worker CATEGORY: Casual DEPARTMENT: 713 Outreach Team, Harm Reduction Services SUPERVISOR: Harm Reduction Services Coordinator WAGE RATE:  Grid 10 (starting $20.72/hr) HOURS: various- must have flexible schedule to accommodate a variety of shifts between 8am and 9pm, 7 days/week __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ JOB SUMMARY Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Harm Reduction Services and the Team Lead of the 713 Outreach Team (intensive case management), the Harm Reduction Support Worker will work on a multidisciplinary health team to provide a broad range of psychosocial and health-related supports to individuals in accordance with the Team’s goals and objectives.
Nov 18 2015 - 6:59am
The AVI Health Centre is seeking an experienced ‘Care Treatment and Support Worker’ for our Positive Wellness Program. This is a temporary part time position covering a leave. The successful applicant will have experience working with marginalized clients living with HIV and or HepC. The position is 22.5 hours per week, working as an integral member of our multidisciplinary team in a busy, low barrier, medical, harm reduction setting. BSW or 5 yrs experience preferred.   JOB SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Manager – AVI Central Island, or designate, the Counsellor is responsible for the provision and delivery of direct services to persons living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Central Vancouver Island area.     DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES   HIV Care coordination
Oct 22 2015 - 12:20pm
POSITION TITLE: Casual Counsellor  DEPARTMENT: Positive Wellness Program  Campbell River & Courtenay  SUPERVISOR: Manager, Courtenay and Campbell River offices  BARGAINING UNIT: Health Services & Support Community Subsector Association  CLASSIFICATION: Advocate – GRID 10  ______________________________________________________________________  JOB SUMMARY