Sexual Health PSE Outreach Volunteer

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In this role volunteers support staff in the delivery of Sexual Health outreach work on PSE sites (Public Sex environments) across Birmingham. Volunteers will promote safer sex by providing clients with condoms and lube at cruising sites. Volunteers will invite clients and promote access to services within Birmingham LGBT including Sexual health testing, wellbeing services and counselling. This is remote volunteering with members of the sexual health team.

The qualities needed to perform this role will be discretion, a non-judgemental approach to clients who participate in cruising (outdoor sex). A discreet approach to service users. A good understanding of professional boundaries. For this role we are currently looking to recruit male only volunteers, access to your own vehicle would be an advantage but not essential. Expenses can be claimed for mileage associated with this work.

The purpose of the role is to

  • Distribution condoms and lube.
  • Engage directly with clients – Introducing the outreach service and talking about Birmingham LGBT
  • Signpost to Birmingham LGBT services / discussing PrEP / Pepse
  • Support clients to get answers to any questions about general sexual health.
  • Giving information about cruising in the safest possible way
  • Travel to and from and in-between various PSE sites. (if volunteers do not have access to a vehicle then transportation will be provided in the form of the core team members vehicle)

How long will the role last for? May – September 2021

How many hours per week/month/year? Up to 3 hours per week/month

Would the role require specific training? Yes, there will be a brief training online over Zoom prior to the commencement of these roles. This will cover boundaries / personal safety / safety tips for clients / and information on Birmingham LGBT services to signpost clients into.

Location: Where will the volunteer be expected to go fulfil their role? All shifts will start and end at Birmingham LGBT. The work itself will be communitybased outreach in various locations across the city/region.

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