What Atlas Does
Atlas builds upon community expertise of paid staff and program volunteers to provide transformative contexts for HIV prevention, while building a sense of community among gay, bisexual, transgender, and other men who have sex with men. Atlas program volunteers participate in a service learning program which connects them to the HIV epidemic through a meaningful, supportive, and active process. Program volunteers meet monthly to work on dynamic program services, which include:
- Community outreach events
- Presentations and workshops
- HIV testing and counseling, including PEP & PrEP navigation
- Peer-to-peer support
- Risk reduction materials
Atlas program volunteers actively participate in all aspects of producing and delivering program services, including advisory roles, administrative support, community networking, peer-to-peer discussions, resource distribution, HIV testing and counseling, event management, performance art, graphic design, and curriculum development.