How to Volunteer at Afya

in 2020

Afya has been working hard to get PPE to healthcare workers in need since the COVID-19 Crisis began in March.

Due to public health restrictions regarding Covid-19, Afya will not be accepting in-person volunteers until further notice. 

Please continue reading this page to find out how you can volunteer remotely! We have opportunities for volunteers to sort material at home, to make PPE at home, and for students to intern with us remotely!

Volunteers can donate their time remotely to help Afya protect our frontline workers.

  • Families or groups can sort material at home with our Boxes for Life program.
  • Individuals as young as 4 years old can volunteer, learn about altruism, and help our community!
  • See the Boxes for Life page for more information.

You Can Make PPE for Healthcare Workers!


Anyone over the age of 13 with a sewing machine can sew the pre-cut gowns together using a sewing machine! It takes 15 minutes to make one gown and we recommend making at least 10 gowns!

Community/volunteer service credit available!

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Beginner seamstresses can sew face masks by hand.

Or intermediate seamstresses can use a sewing machine.

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Face Shields

It’s very simple to make face shields from office supplies!

Or advanced 3D printer users can make face shields!

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Volunteer Opportunities:

The Afya Foundation is thrilled to offer many different opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to become involved in our mission of improving global health!

Please click the following opportunities to learn more:

Internship Opportunities:

The Afya Foundation is pleased to offer the opportunity for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to intern with us.

Student Interns gain experience in nonprofit global humanitarianism, disaster relief, and community-oriented altruism during their time at Afya.

Please visit our internship page to learn about Afya’s internship programs!

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Volunteer for 25 hours and win a T-shirt!

Any volunteer who works for 25 hours of longer (including those making PPE at home) will win an Afya T-shirt!