HIV support and awareness
What does the opportunity involve doing?
The Positive Voices Programme consists of a team of volunteers who provide information talks and sessions to education, corporate, public sector and other audiences 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 whilst also encouraging better understanding of HIV, dispelling myths and reinforcing HIV prevention messages. Positive Voices talks are delivered both in person and online. The programme is peer-led: our volunteers work with us to shape the direction and delivery of the programme.
What induction, training and support is offered?
1. Comprehensive induction and training package
2. Professional storytelling and public speaking training for all positive voices volunteers
3.Ongoing support and supervision
4. Formal and informal emotional support
5. Peer support and networking
6.Opportunity to undertake additional training programmes (e.g. IT skills, presentation skills, video conferencing)
7. Opportunity to build confidence and gain new skills and experiences
8. Flexibility to sign-up to talks that fit your schedule and preferences (e.g. types of talks/organisations, working in person or online)
9. After six months of volunteering references can be provided for
volunteers in accordance with THT policies
What skills or qualities are needed?
1. Ability to communicate messages effectively to people from a variety of backgrounds
2. Good presentation skills
3. Good communication and active listening skills
4. Good working knowledge of HIV and sexual health issues
5. Ability to maintain confidentiality
6. Commitment to representing Terrence Higgins Trust in a positive
and constructive ways
29th August 2023
61 Ship St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1AE
Deadline for applications
30 Nov 2023
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