Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've adapted some of our volunteering roles and created some new ones so that they can be undertaken from home, online.
Volunteer Peer Mentor (Enfield)
Online Peer Support volunteers provide emotional and social support based on lived experience. Our new Peer Support Mentors should be people living with HIV so that they can give advice on how to manage HIV as a long-term condition.
We're looking for two volunteers and are particularly interested in hearing from people that are living with HIV and identify as BAME and/or LGBT+.
Tasks and activities you could be involved with:
- Provide one-to-one support via Zoom or telephone in relation to living well with HIV from the perspective of living with HIV.
- To see beneficiaries on a short-term, limited basis and to refer to the Enfield Case Worker for further help if needed.
- Log volunteer hours and give to your volunteer manager when requested.
- To foster a welcoming and supportive online environment.
- To have the ability to deliver support in an non-judgemental and non-discriminatory manner.
- To demonstrate excellent communication and active listening skills in a virtual environment.
- To have an understanding of HIV, HIV-related stigma and the social and emotional issues affecting people living with HIV.
- To posses the ability to work alone and as an effective group member.
- To posses the ability to give and receive support and feedback and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of commitment and reliability.
- To complete all necessary paperwork and provide basic monitoring data as required.
- To undertake all training as required.
Commitment: Flexible hours but a minimum of approximately 10 hours per month for three months.
Location: Online within the UK – London, South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales.
Volunteer Fundraising Ambassador
You'll support our work by fundraising with your friends, colleagues, family and community. This is a vital role as it helps us to reach new people, inspire new fundraising activity, and thank our supporters for the work they are doing.
We'll provide ongoing support, including exciting and inspiring fundraising ideas and all the gear you need to maximise your fundraising from t-shirts, posters, balloons and other branded materials.
The type of tasks and activities you could be involved with:
- Fundraising with your friends, colleagues, family and online or offline communities/networks.
- Inspiring others to fundraise and support our work.
- To act as an ambassador for the charity and champion the work that we do everyday to end HIV transmissions by 2030.
Commitment: Can be flexible around your personal, family and work commitments.
In the past we've offered roles that included:
- Online Volunteer Engagement Facilitator
- Online Volunteer Engagement Officer
- Online Volunteer Work Positive Mentor
- Volunteer Counsellor
- Volunteer Peer Mentor
- World AIDS Day Fundraiser
We'll update this page regularly with new opportunities.
Although recruitment for the below roles has been paused for now, we hold waiting lists for people who'd like to be contacted once we start up recruitment again. Please email [email protected] detailing which role(s) you are interested in.
Positive Voices Volunteer
Volunteers in our Positive Voices project deliver informative talks and sessions in education, corporate, public sector and other organisations about their personal experiences of living with HIV. The aim is to provide a personal perspective on what it is like to live with HIV while also encouraging better understanding of HIV, dispelling myths and reinforcing HIV prevention messages.
Positive Voices volunteers also use their skills, knowledge and experience to work with us to plan, design and evaluate projects and services.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Positive Voices talks are currently being delivered online. All speakers receive volunteer training, storytelling and public speaking training, and additional training to support them to feel comfortable delivering talks online.
Required skills and experience
- Ability to communicate messages effectively to people from a variety of different backgrounds.
- Good presentation skills.
- Good communication and active listening skills.
- Good working knowledge of HIV and sexual health issues.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Commitment to representing us in a positive and constructive way.
Commitment: Ideally we ask volunteers commit to a minimum of 12 months after completing training, however we can be flexible with this and welcome discussions around availability and commitment.