The trainings focus on the mission of the Peer Navigator Center:

HIV and AIDS Prevention, Awareness, Treatment and Navigating the Health Care System

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program is made up of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Tallahassee, Florida and the surrounding communities. The motto of the program is “Helping each other…Helping the Community.” The Peer Navigator Program operates under the belief that “No one understands what it is like to live with HIV and AIDS better than someone living with HIV/AIDS.”   Peer Navigators are uniquely qualified to help the community navigate the health care system

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program Peer Center operates out of the offices of MAACA, Inc. at Bond Community Center, 1720 S. Gadsden Street, Suite 223B, Tallahassee, Florida. 

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program was established in 2010 in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health, The Florida Statewide Consumer Advisory Group, MAACA, Inc., Boston University Peer Center, Kansas City Free Clinic and The National Minority AIDS Council.  Further support and training has been provided by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention and the Black AIDS Institute.

Services provided at the Peer Center include:


  • HIV and AIDS Treatment Adherence Counseling and Data Collection
  • Treatment referrals to local agencies providing services for PLWHA
  • HIV AIDS testing and referrals
  • Speakers for local HIV and AIDS awareness events, health fairs and fundraisers
  • Services to fight the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS
  • Advice on how to navigate the health care system for PLWHA
  • Opportunities for PLWHA to become active in the community in the fight against AIDS and new HIV infections
  • Prevention counseling (PrEP, PEP, TasP) and condom distribution


Volunteer at the MAACA Peer Navigator Center!


The MAACA Peer Navigator Center has volunteer opportunities for everyone. If you just want to volunteer a few hours a month, or if you want to make a deeper commitment, the MAACA Peer Navigator Center can sure use your help. We are committed to working with all our volunteers to expand not only their understanding of HIV/AIDS, but to develop their leadership abilities by including public speaking and organizing information in our trainings developing volunteers to be ambassadors and organizers.

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program currently has the following volunteer opportunities available:

O U T R E A C H

Condom and information distributors


Web Designer/Graphics person needed with some graphic design experience and/or skill in writing to work with the ongoing management and development of our web site www.capitalcityaidsnetwork.org. This individual would also create informational and promotional pieces. Website design and development helpful.  Want to learn how to run a website?  Call us.

HIV/AIDS Community Educators

HIV Positive Speakers are the core of our most important services. They go out into to community and educate others directly, presenting in schools from middle school up to college, at private functions, and to organizations both large and small. If you are HIV positive and have a story to tell, we want to talk to you!

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program is a group of committed allies addressing the issues of HIV/AIDS in Leon and surrounding counties. This group receives extensive training on both the medical and social justice aspects of HIV/AIDS Activism and become community ambassadors participating in various speaking and presentation opportunities to community organizations and companies of all sizes. HIV101, STI & Hepatitis-C Presentation skills training provided.

Information Tabling is where volunteers attend functions around Leon and surrounding counties at various community events, schools and colleges to help with the presentation of information to event attendees, answer questions, and pass out brochures and informational pamphlets. Tabling shifts are variable, often four to six hours, and in return you gain extensive training and you get to attend the event for free!

Volunteer Coordinator is a key Team Leader position requiring a solid commitment. This individual will be responsible for all recruiting activities, trainings and scheduling oversight of all volunteers. This position requires a minimum of two years past supervisory experience in a team oriented environment or you may be able to substitute year for year of college and life experience. This position requires you to attend two monthly meetings. This key team leader position actively recruits and trains all new volunteers, manages monthly Volunteer Meetings and assists in trainings. Current HIV/AIDS, STI and hepatitis-C basic knowledge is preferred, or we may be willing to train the right person. Of course, actual volunteer coordinator experience is a huge plus!

Intern opportunities available! We need someone to assist our Peer Navigator Program to complete its work. Must have excellent people skills and the desire to learn and work hard while volunteering. Intern will assist with planning process for implementation of future events and trainings. Also, we need volunteers for events.

Salaries

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program is a 100% all volunteer group working with and under the auspices of MAACA, Inc., a non-profit organization.   As we expand and grow, we may be hiring part and full time positions.  The pay cannot be guaranteed, but the rewards are superior. Specialized HIV/AIDS, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) and Hepatitis-C training is included.

Even if you don't see the right opportunity for you listed here, we can probably use your help! Contact us at the MAACA offices 850/942-6222, or peersccan@gmail.com.

Contact us at the MAACA offices

850/942-6222, or  peersccan@gmail.com

The MAACA Peer Navigator Program is made up of People Living With HIV/AIDS working to educate Tallahassee and the surrounding communities about Prevention, Awareness and Treatment while navigating the health care system.

The MAACA Peer Navigator Center sponsored a two day HIV/AIDS training for the second year in the Mahogany Room/Library of the Hotel Duval in Downtown Tallahassee and has been going strong ever since.  The first Peer Program in our area, we have set the example for the rest of Area 2B Florida.

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