From outreach to advice and counselling, office administration to public speaking and fundraising, we have a role to suit your skills and availability.
In return, you will meet new people, learn about and feed into our projects, update your skills, enhance your CV, and help us to deliver high-quality HIV and sexual health services.
Visit our vacancies page to see currently available roles.
Please contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.
With the impact of Brexit we continue to welcome volunteer applications from people that have residence within the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). If you are from outside of the UK please contact us and we will review your ability to volunteer with us.
How to apply
There are three stages to applying to volunteer with us:
- volunteer training (mandatory induction and GDPR courses plus role-specific training)
See our available volunteer roles. If you are interested in applying for one of these roles, please follow the application link on the role page.
Once your application has been accepted, a member of the team will be in touch to arrange an interview with you. All applicants for the same role will be asked the same role-specific questions.
If you're offered a role with us, we will ask for one or two references (depend on the role), which can be personal or professional. Your referees can't be members of your family and they must have known for you at least two years. If you have any questions or concerns about references, let us know.
If you are not successful in a particular application we can discuss alternative roles with you.
Once you have been offered a role, we'll be in touch to organise your volunteer induction and GDPR training. You'll also have some role-specific training to do and, depending on the role, safeguarding training.
Who can volunteer
Anyone aged 18 or over can volunteer with us as long as they fulfil the role description and meet the volunteer requirements.
Volunteers with non-EU/EEA passports must ensure their immigration status allows them to volunteer – this is not the charity’s responsibility.
We accept people with refugee status and those with exceptional leave to remain (and their families).
Asylum seekers can volunteer while their claim is being decided and while they are appealing against a decision to refuse them asylum. Unfortunately, if you lose an appeal and asylum is refused, you will no longer be eligible to volunteer with us.
Individuals are allowed to volunteer while claiming state benefits, including means-tested benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit, income support and employment and support allowance.
Benefits claimants are required to notify their job coach or benefits adviser of their intention to start volunteering.
If you’re only in the UK for a short period, bear in mind that the application process can take four to eight weeks and you'll need to complete the full recruitment process and training before getting a start date.
A criminal conviction does not necessarily stop you from volunteering with us, but we ask all potential volunteers to disclose any unspent criminal convictions before their interview.
Volunteers from the EU
The UK is no longer a member of the European Union. But EU nationals can still volunteer in the UK if:
- they have settled or pre-settled status, or
- they have a visa that allows them to volunteer.
Visas and volunteering
Some visas allow a person to volunteer, but others don't.
Volunteers should ask UK Visas and Immigration if their visa allows volunteering.
Where you can volunteer
Your volunteering will be connected to one of our centres across England, Scotland and Wales. We also offer a number of online roles.
What you can volunteer to do
We have a wide range of roles, which vary depending on your local centre and team capacity. Our volunteer roles are generally flexible and allow you to give as much or as little time as you can.
The skills needed to volunteer vary from role to role. Many do not require any specific skills and training will always be provided where required.
If you have specific skills that you feel would benefit us, please get in touch and we'll try to match you to a role.
Training and support
We’re committed to providing volunteers with the training and resources they need.
The mandatory online volunteer induction training covers everything volunteers will need to know about being part of the organisation. Subject areas covered include HIV, sexual health, safeguarding, confidentiality and boundaries.
We assign each volunteer to a staff member who’ll offer ongoing support and supervision to help you develop while you volunteer with us. Supervision may be through one-to-one meetings with a manager, or through group support meetings with other volunteers in the same role.
As a volunteer you are able to claim some travel and meal expenses as part of the authorised activities within your role. Please discuss this with your volunteer manager before incurring any expenses.
Further details can be found in our volunteer handbook and expenses policy, which you'll receive when you start volunteering with us.