Volunteers are an integral part of the PARN team. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, all you have to do is send a completed application to , or phone 705-749-9110, or 1-800-361-2895. We will provide you with information and answer any questions you may have.

To get you started, here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

What do I have to do?

You can choose how you would like to help. We let you know what activities are coming up, and then you can decide with us what interests you most.

How much time do I have to give?

Some like to volunteer once a month, others help out two times a week. You let us know how much time you would like to share with us.

But how can I help, I don’t know anything about HIV, AIDS or PARN?

Not to worry, our staff provides individual and formal group training sessions for all eligible volunteers.

Things you can do:

  • office reception
  • help organize special events
  • write articles for the newsletter
  • graphic design
  • postering and marketing assistance
  • research
  • application of computer knowledge
  • committee work (fundraising, social action, special events)
  • take photos
  • make red ribbons
  • photocopying, envelope stuffing, stamping pamphlets
  • be a board member
  • keep track of pamphlets
  • and more!

Student Placement Application

Thank you for your interest in completing your student placement with PARN. Each year we receive numerous applications from students in a wide range of post-secondary programs. As privileged as we are to have such a great response, this means that we are not able to accommodate every student who applies.

Please download and complete the form below so that we can get to know you and your goals for placement.

We will reach out to selected students for interviews before the start of the semester. Please return a completed application to Christine Nield, Interim Manager of Volunteer Services at along with an up to date resume and cover letter.

Thank you again for thinking of PARN for your post secondary placement, we wish you all the best in your educational journey.