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Due to COVID-19, GMHC is not currently holding in-person group volunteer orientations. They will be conducted via zoom, as-needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Shelley Levine at

Volunteering has been the cornerstone of GMHC’s mission since our very beginning in 1981, when a group of volunteers saw the need to educate the public about a fast-growing epidemic and to support those affected by HIV and AIDS. Volunteers continue to be an essential part of our ability to provide life-saving services and you can be a part of the vital volunteer community at GMHC.

To volunteer at GMHC, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Print out the Volunteer Application and bring a completed copy of it with you our Volunteer Orientation (see Step 2).

Step 2: Attend a Volunteer Orientation session at our offices. We are located at 307 West 38th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. The sessions are held every other week on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. The session will last about 90 minutes and covers the history and mission of our organization, the services we provide, the volunteer roles that are currently available, and our volunteer policies. No reservation is required. Please check back on this page prior to attending a session to take note of any schedule changes.

Step 3: At the end of the Volunteer Orientation, the Coordinator of The Volunteer Center will meet with you individually to identify the position that interests you and will assist you with placing you in that role. Most volunteer positions require availability during our regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

To learn more about the individual roles that may be available, click here.
For more information about group volunteering opportunities, click here.

For questions about our volunteer program, please contact:

Shelley Levine, M.Ed.
Director, Training & The Volunteer Center
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
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