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Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look at our volunteering opportunities.

Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, our teams are operating remotely. Because most of our usual volunteer roles are face-to-face, we have had to pause recruitment for those roles.

However, we've adapted some of them into exciting virtual roles, listed below, that can be carried out no matter where you live.

To apply for any of these virtual roles, please contact [email protected] for an application form and role description.

Volunteer Peer Mentor (Enfield)

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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

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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 / 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.

Location: Online.

Find out more information and apply for this role here

Suspended roles

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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

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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.

Due to COVID-19, 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.

Administrative Assistant (Youth Counselling)

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The Youth Counselling team support young people aged between 14-25 who live in London. They offer counselling to young people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, sexual pressures, discrimination, family/relationship issues, self-harm and exam pressures.

The team is looking for a volunteer to help with administration. Tasks could include:

  • To regularly liaise with each therapist and update the client database with the information provided.
  • To accurately complete online referral forms. 
  • To schedule appointment, manage cancellations and contact service users on the waiting list to fill the slots.
  • To manage client booking via calls, texts and emails. 
  • To help with general administrative tasks such as photocopying, filing and data-entry.
  • To attend team meetings, when appropriate.

Required skills and experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Basic understanding of the issues relating to HIV and AIDS, or willingness to learn.
  • Experience of using the Internet as well as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team, and ability to work on own initiative.

Commitment: At least one  to two day per week, for a minimum of six months.

Location: 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

Administrative Assistant (Volunteer Office)

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Our Volunteer Office is looking for a volunteer to help with the administration of volunteer recruitment, data and the organisation of events and workshops. Tasks could include:

  • Updating and maintaining volunteer digital and paper records on Raiser’s Edge.
  • General admin tasks such as photocopying and shredding.
  • Producing and distributing promo materials for workshops.
  • Producing and monitoring evaluation statistics and data.

Required skills and experience

  • Proficient in the use of computers with experience of Word, Excel and Outlook. Methodical with attention to detail. 
  • Experience of administrative tasks in a previous role, or be willing to learn.
  • Committed to providing exciting volunteering opportunities for all.

Commitment: One to two days per week for a minimum of six months. 

Location: 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

Complementary Therapist Volunteer

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We provide a range of varied complementary therapies to enhance the wellbeing of people living with HIV. We offer them in a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory manner from our fully equipped treatment rooms, located at our offices in Kings Cross.

The aim of this role is to deliver a professional, high quality and therapeutic complementary therapy service to people living with HIV. By offering treatments you’ll be helping to reduce side effects of long-term medication use, as well as helping to ease stress and anxiety.

We're looking for fully qualified and insured complementary therapy volunteers who can provide one or more of the following complementary therapies:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Osteopathy
  • Bowen Technique
  • Thai Massage

Required skills and experience

  • At least one to two years of relevant experience.
  • Level of approved training and competence in therapy of choice.
  • Able to provide proof of qualifications and have insurance cover.
  • Able to adapt and tailor therapies to ensure they are safe for everyone regardless of medical history.

Commitment: Two to three hours per week for a minimum of six months. Must be available to undertake online induction and safeguarding training.

Location: 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

Please note that a DBS check will be required for this role. We're unable to accept DBS certificates from previous placements unless you're registered with the DBS update service.

Youth Counsellor (office based)

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The Youth Counselling team support young people aged between 14-25 who live in London. They offer counselling to young people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, sexual pressures, discrimination, family/relationship issues, self-harm and exam pressures.

The team are looking for three volunteer counsellors who can provide short-term counselling to young people who self refer/are referred. The counselling service runs from our offices in central London. 

Required skills and experience

  • Be working towards or hold a therapeutic counselling diploma or higher qualification in counselling/psychotherapy. We require you to be in the second or higher year of study.
  • Minimum of 100 supervised counselling client hours with a range of clients, including under-18s.
  • Experience working with young people in a counselling or related helping capacity.

Commitment: Three to four hours per week for a minimum of six months. 

Location: 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

Please note that a DBS check will be required for this role. We're unable to accept DBS certificates from previous placements unless you're registered with the DBS update service.

Events Volunteer

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We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in events to provide ad hoc support to our team.

You may be involved with helping us pre- or post-event doing some admin, or calling supporters. There will be opportunities to join us at our flagship fundraising events such as the London Marathon, Pride in London, Vitality London 10000, World AIDS Day and The Supper Club.

Required skills and experience:

  • Punctual, reliable and personable.
  • A basic understanding of the issues relating to HIV and AIDS, or willingness to learn.
  • An interest in fundraising and/or events.

Commitment: One event per month for four to eight hours across an evening, weekday or weekend.

Location: Various locations in London.

Receptionist

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Our reception volunteers provide a welcoming, responsive, confidential and efficient service to people contacting us, either in person or by telephone. This front-of-house role encompasses many tasks, including:

  • Greeting and directing all visitors to the building.
  • Receiving deliveries and processing outgoing post .
  • Recording and managing room bookings for the building.

Required skills and experience:

  • Basic computer skills, e.g. ability to use email.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Commitment: At least one shift per week (9.00am-1.30pm or 1.30pm-5.30pm) for a minimum of six months.

Location: 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

Boutique Pimlico Retail Assistant

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Boutique Pimlico sells donated vintage clothes and books to raise both money and awareness for our work. 

The retail assistant makes sure that all visitors to the boutique are greeted, advised and dealt with in a friendly, welcoming and professional manner. They receive and sort donations, and ensure that the Boutique remains well presented, welcoming and free from hazards.

Required skills and experience:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Understanding of designer labels.
  • Retail experience.

Commitment: Two four-hour shifts per week for a minimum of six months.

Please note that there are no vacancies to join the team at the moment, but we can contact you when a position becomes available. If you would like us to do this, please let us know by emailing [email protected] with your contact details. 

Location: 19 Churton St, London, SW1V 2LY.

Enfield Outreach Volunteer

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Outreach Volunteers are to making contact with members of the public and service users. They will hand out resources (condoms, leaflets) and assist Health Promotion Officers in offering relevant Terrence Higgins Trust services to prospective clients.

Required skills and experience:

  • The ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with clients with diverse needs, backgrounds and experiences.
  • The ability to work sensitively and appropriately as part of a team.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and flexibly within a shift, with close guidance from a lead worker.
  • A responsible attitude; reliable and trustworthy; a sense of humour; stamina; patience; an ability to be assertive when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Commitment: 3-4 hours per shift, 1-3 days per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Location: Enfield.

Other volunteering opportunities

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Micro-volunteering

Do you have a spare hour or two that you would like to use to make a big impact? If so, sign up to our new micro-volunteering initiative! 

We will notify you via text of upcoming, bite-size opportunities that you can complete at a time that suits you. For example, helping us prepare for fundraising activities, completing short admin tasks, helping out at stalls or supporting us at events. 

To register as a micro-volunteer, email your full name and mobile number to [email protected].

Are you are tradesperson/handyperson?

We are looking for painters and decorators, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, gardeners, etc, who would like to volunteer some of their time to help us with some maintenance projects.

What skills or services can you offer?

We would be happy to discuss volunteer roles to meet a variety of skills and experiences. Think outside the box. Are you able to help us create a professional volunteer newsletter or video? Are you a photographer? Do you have special language skills? Can you interpret BSL? Do you have a group of colleagues or friends who would like to volunteer as a group? Contact us to discuss any ideas you might have. 

Would you like to help out occasionally with fundraising and events?

If you don’t think you can commit to a regular volunteering role, how about helping out with the occasional fundraising event or perhaps promoting our work at Pride or on World AIDS Day? Let us know if you would like to help out raise money and awareness.

Contact us

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If you have any questions or wish to discuss any ideas with us, please email [email protected].