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Volunteer

What is a Volunteer?

Volunteers are at the heart of the charity and enable us to support over 3,000 people per year! Last year nearly 1 out of 4 hours of our support services were delivered by our cohort of nearly 100 trained and passionate volunteers. 

Through volunteering with us you’ll be making a tremendous positive impact in your community whilst meeting new people, sharing your experiences and learning some new skills.

All of our volunteers will be supported by our dedicated Volunteer Manager and Team Leaders. All travel and lunch will be reimbursed.  

All current volunteer roles are listed below, along with how to apply to be a volunteer.  If you have any questions, please email Maria

Why Volunteer?

Everyone has their own reason for joining us as a Volunteer – and that’s how we’ll always see you, as an individual.

We understand your time is limited, so we promise to offer you a quality, tailor-made volunteer training opportunities. Enabling you to build new skills, or help you get the most out of skills and experiences you already have.

The only thing we ask in return is your passion, your commitment and a shared desire with us to help people living with HIV fulfil their potential, free from stigma and discrimination and lead a full and healthy life.

We have a wide range of opportunities, check out the open roles below.

Note: Being a Positive East volunteer, means that you may be dealing with potentially vulnerable people. As part of our training programme, all our volunteers will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks). Please note, having a criminal conviction does not necessarily bar you from you volunteering with us.  We consider each application on it’s own merit.  If you have any queries or concerns about this, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on
020 7791 2855 and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

Current Volunteer Roles

Email w4w@positiveeast.org.uk for more information

Within this client-facing role, you will have the opportunity to connect with individuals from target communities within North East London through:

  • remote testing encounters
  • discussions with clients about their sexual health and practices
  • promoting HIV awareness and increasing the uptake of sexual health services, providing signposting and referrals, where appropriate

You will report to the Testing Lead and work with the Prevention and Testing Team.

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Within this role, you will have the opportunity to connect with target communities throughout North East London through:

  • remote and in-person professional training
  • the development and tailoring of live webinars, sexual health awareness workshops and other sexual health content
  • promoting HIV awareness and increasing the uptake of sexual health services

You will report to the Professional Training Lead and work with the Prevention and Testing Team.

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Within this role, you will have the opportunity to connect with target communities throughout North East London through:

  • Driving our mobile HIV & STI testing van directly to communities who otherwise wouldn’t be able to comfortably access testing services

You will work closely with all members of the Prevention and Testing Team. This includes supporting out GMI Partnership projects across London, which provide HIV testing to gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, and migrant communities.

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Within this role, you will have the opportunity to connect with target communities throughout North East London through:

  • remote and online community events
  • the development of live webinars, HIV awareness workshops and other sexual health content
  • becoming a champion within your own communities through facilitating outreach sessions (both remote and face-to-face, where appropriate)

You will report to the Community Engagement Lead and work with the Prevention and Testing Team.

You can also support our work as part of the GMI Partnership across London, providing HIV testing to gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, and migrant communities.

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Please download the volunteer role description and person specification for more information about volunteering with our Peer Support Team

Peer Support volunteer personal specification

Peer Support volunteer role description

Positive East is the leading HIV charity in East London, providing a comprehensive and holistic range of services to support and enable individuals and communities to meet the challenges presented by HIV.

If you are reliable, motivated and enthusiastic and are looking for something rewarding to do in your spare time then this role may well suit you. You must be able to commit to a minimum of one 4-hour session per week for a 6 month period.

You will be based at our Positive East office in Stepney, travel and lunch expenses will be covered. You will be part of a team working alongside other volunteers overseeing the day to day organisation of a busy reception service.

If you’re up for a challenging but rewarding volunteering experience, then we’d like to hear from you! We have a wide range of different shift times available, which includes mornings, afternoons and Saturdays between 11:00 -15:00 hours. All our reception volunteers receive additional ‘on the job’ training for this key role.

To find out more about our volunteer receptionist role simply complete the contact form stating the role and we’ll get back to you.

To assist the Office Manager to keep all Health and Safety and Maintenance records up to date, walk around to see failures and record actions, undertake weekly fire regulation checks as well as weekly inspections of the property and its grounds.

    Skills needed:

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office
  • Should be organised and able to work on own initiative
  • Interest in Health and Safety is essential although qualifications not necessary as full training will be given
  • Ability to undertake small DIY maintenance tasks would be an advantage
  • Should be available one full day per week and able to commit to a minimum of six months
  • Fire Marshal and First Aid training will be provided

To find out more about our volunteer career guidance role, simply complete the contact form stating the role and we’ll get back to you.

Please download the volunteer role description for more information about volunteering with our Information and Advice Team.

Information and Advice volunteer role

 

If you are interested in administration generally, there are opportunities to support all of our teams with data entry and office management.

All the data we collect and capture will be used for our internal and external monitoring requirements, once entered. This is a vital part of the work we do as it contributes directly to the funding we receive.  You should be confident using a PC with strong keyboard skills in order to be able to input data accurately and with a good level of literacy.  Guidance and support on using our Salesforce database will be provided

Simply fill out the contact form, and let us know you are interested in admin support and data input.

Please download the volunteer role description for more information about volunteering with our Finance Team.

Finance Volunteer role

Volunteer with us

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please download and complete the Volunteer application form and email to: volunteering@positiveeast.org.uk 

We are proud to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers award for good practice in volunteer management as well as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – two of the highest accolades in the voluntary sector.  As a Volunteer, in our award-winning programme, you will receive full training and continued support throughout your time with us. Get in touch to see how you can help make a difference for you and your community.