Volunteer With Us

I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t look back on their summer jobs as students with fondness and joy, but working at CANFAR has not been the standard summer job. It has unquestionably been the best summer job I’ve ever had, and I’m sure I’ll never forget my CANFAR experience.

CANFAR’s work towards its mission of ending HIV and AIDS through research could not be possible without the generosity and dedication of hardworking volunteers.

We are incredibly grateful for our volunteers and their commitment to our work in funding lifesaving research. CANFAR offers various volunteer opportunities that are dynamic and rewarding. These projects match the skills and interests of volunteers on an ongoing basis, including work with communications, research, marketing, events, administration, database management, awareness programs, and more! The CANFAR office volunteer program includes ongoing training opportunitiesmentorship, and support. Volunteers operate out of our office space in shifts based on their availability.

Office Volunteering

CANFAR relies on year-round office volunteers to assist with prospect research, mailing, filing, and donor relations, as well as, HIV and AIDS statistics research. We welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to help enrich our office and team.

Event Volunteering

Each year, CANFAR hosts a number of events in order to raise funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. These events often require the help of volunteers. Learn more about our events below.

Apply to become a CANFAR Volunteer

In two simple steps!

Step 1: The CANFAR Volunteer Application Form​

Download, fill-out and save the CANFAR Volunteer Application Form.​

Step 2: Email

Include your resume and state which skills, interests, or CANFAR fundraising events you’d like to explore through volunteering.​

Our Events

Can You Do Lunch?

Friday, April 28th, 2023

Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
60 Yorkville Ave,
Toronto, ON M4W 0A4

Join us for the 11th anniversary of one of our milestone fundraising events, Can You Do Lunch? (CYDL?). This year’s event will focus on our nation’s youth. It will welcome a panel of youth, allies and PLHIV for an in-conversation about Canada’s lagging sex ed curriculum.


Friday, June 2, 2023

El Mocambo 464 Spadina Ave. #462 Toronto, ON M5T 2G8

One night a year, the top legal minds in Toronto clash on-stage, not in the courtroom – in support of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. CANFAR Rocks is an epic celebration between some of Toronto’s most prominent lawyers and law firms.

Bloor Street Entertains

Wednesday, November 30, 2023

Marquis Annual Bloor Street Entertains After Party at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is excited to host the 27th edition of its milestone fundraising event, Bloor Street Entertains (BSE).