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What’s it like volunteering at Terrence Higgins Trust?

What’s it like volunteering at Terrence Higgins Trust?

young people in t-shirts on the streets at night

85 per cent of our volunteers feel their role contributes to the overall work of Terrence Higgins Trust.

We asked our brilliant volunteers to take part in our first ever national volunteering survey and tell us what they think about working with us at Terrence Higgins Trust – and the results are in.
We had a whopping 99 volunteers respond from all parts of the country and, overwhelmingly, 85 per cent of volunteers feel their volunteer role contributes to the overall work of the charity.

This is fantastic, because at Terrence Higgins Trust we pride ourselves by the fact we work so closely with our volunteers. Without these individuals giving their time, a lot of our services wouldn't operate nearly as efficiently as they do. We are glad our volunteers feel that same way!

What our volunteers said

  • 88 per cent of volunteers said they they were motivated to volunteer with Terrence Higgins Trust because they want to help people living with HIV.
  • 48 per cent also volunteer because they want to improve their skills.
  • 49 per cent of volunteers feel there's a connection between their role and empowering and supporting people living with HIV to lead healthy lives.
  • 48 per cent of volunteers are extremely likely to recommend volunteering with the Terrence Higgins Trust to someone else.

Overall, the results of the survey showed that a large majority of volunteers have had or are having a positive experience of volunteering with us. However, there are still lots of areas that we can improve on.

In 2017, we hope to diversify our pool of volunteer opportunities so we can help even more people living with HIV. We also want volunteers to engage more with each other, so we hope to increase the number of events that allow volunteers to get together and have a bit more fun.

Volunteer at Terrence Higgins Trust

If you’re interested in giving your time to Terrence Higgins Trust, have a look at our volunteer opportunities. From mentoring and peer support to giving out condoms and lube – we’d love to have you on board.

Simone HowardSimone Howard is London and Brighton Volunteer Coordinator at Terrence Higgins Trust.