International AIDS Society


Thank you for your interest. The Volunteer Application Programme has now reached capacity. If you would like to be placed on the IAS 2013 Volunteers Waiting List please contact us at .

The Role of Volunteers

The success of IAS 2013 depends heavily on the support of between 150 and 200 volunteers working with IAS during the week of 26 June – 3 July 2013.

Volunteers will help plan the conference, 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. Volunteers will receive training and support from the conference volunteer coordinators.

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

Furthermore, volunteers will have the possibility to gain international experience at the world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS.

Volunteers from Other Countries

Persons from countries other than Malaysia seeking to volunteer at IAS 2013 will be required to meet Malaysian customs and immigration requirements for visitors.

The conference secretariat is unfortunately not able to offer any financial assistance or official Letter of Invitation to help with visas.

Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. It is the sole responsibility of the volunteer to take care of his/her visa requirements.

How to Volunteer

You must be at least 18 years of age (as of 28 June 2013), have a basic understanding of English language and must be able to commit to more than 2 shifts during the week of 26 June – 3 July 2013. Volunteers who can commit to more than 5 shifts from 26 June to 3 July will be prioritized.

For more information please contact .


Key Dates

1 April 2013
Volunteer applications open


Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information on volunteering at IAS 2013.

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