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About the organisation

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is the leading HIV and sexual health charity in the UK working to reduce the spread of HIV and to promote good sexual health. We campaign for greater understanding of HIV and sexual ill-health, providing services across England, Wales and Scotland.

To support the Redbridge HIV prevention team by engaging with individuals and communities in Redbridge to promote the importance of HIV testing and safer sex and signposting services.

Desirable skills and experience

- Ability to engage effectively with Black African or MSM communities

- Excellent communication and active listening skills

- A basic understanding of the issues relating to HIV and AIDS, or willingness to learn

Commitment: Minimum 6 month commitment

Location: Various locations around Redbridge.

Role Aim: 

To support the Redbridge HIV prevention team by engaging with individuals and communities in Redbridge to promote the importance of HIV testing and safer sex and signposting services.

Duties: 

• Leaflet and condom distribution during outreach activities in Redbridge.

• Encouraging the use of the Redbridge HIV Prevention Service and promoting its activities

• Assisting in the delivery of workshops and activities across Redbridge.

• Participating in THT’s training accreditation process.

Skills needed: 

- Ability to engage effectively with Black African or MSM communities in Redbridge.

- Excellent communication and active listening skills

- A basic understanding of the issues relating to HIV and AIDS, or willingness to learn

Training: 

All volunteers will be invited to completed the two day volunteer induction training. Additional ‘on the job’ training provided by the outreach team

Location: 
Redbridge
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Various days across the week (flexible). Daytime, evening or weekend availability required.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here