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3009 S 40th StreetTacoma, WA 98409


Make a difference in the life of someone who is HIV ! Become a buddy today.

Our Buddies (volunteers in the Buddy System) are matched with a PCAF client and encouarged to meet 2-3 times a month. Outings may include going on a walk, meeting for coffee or going to a park.Working directly with clients is a rewarding experience that can rarely be offered to volunteers. PCAF believes in the positive energy volunteers bring with them. By providing a listening ear and a smiling face, our Buddies significantly affect the lives and happiness of our clients.


  • Socialize wtih your client buddy 2-3 times per month.


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Comfortable with topics of sexuality, sexual orientation and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Socialable and friendly, with a desire to meet new people
  • Respect for differing perspectives

Commitment: Volunteers are encouraged to meet with their buddy 2-3 times a month, with a minimum of 3 month time commitment.

Training: All new PCAF volunteers must attend New Volunteer Orientation and pass a criminal history background check. Volunteers in the Buddy Program must attend an additional trianing specific to being a Buddy.

Benefits: Volunteers will gain experience working directly with clients; they will also have the opportunity to practice their social skills by befriending a client.

Interested in becoming a PCAF volunteer? Contact our Development Coordinator, Wilmer (wgalindo@piercecountyaids.org) for a Volunteer Application and details on the upcoming New Volunteer Orientation!


  • People Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Be prepared to make at least a 3 month commitment

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