Trade Sexual Health

Free, confidential health advice, information,
services & support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans communities of Leicester,
Leicestershire & Rutland

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Get involved!

It seems cliché but Trade couldn’t do half the things we do without the help and support of our amazing volunteers. So why not get involved and help us do even more?

Volunteering Hot Spot:

Outreach Volunteer!
We’re looking for fun outgoing individuals to take part in Trade's outreach programme! So, if you interested in helping shape and deliver health and HIV campaigns to the LGB&T community you may be the one we want!

Outreach events are generally organise for once a month, either within a community venue, club or bar. We'll give you all the training you need, so you just need to provide the personality!

Get in touch on 0116 254 1747 for more info.

Volunteer!

We have a whole host of ways for you to get involved with Trade, regardless of your experience or the time you’ve got available. There’s always a way for you to help out, and once we’ve found it we’ll give you all the training you could need!

You only have two hours a month spare? Great! You can get involved with our community outreach sessions. Find yourself twiddling your thumbs on Thursday evenings? Wonderful! Why not come and help out at our fortnightly Volunteer Drop-in? Want to improve your business head? You’re in luck! Join our loyal band of Trustees and help shape Trade’s future.

We’re constantly updating our volunteering opportunities around what projects we’re running so there’s always something new and exciting to get involved with. Just keep checking back, or ask to join our volunteer mailing list by emailing us at info@tradesexualhealth.com

It’s easy! Just download a Volunteer Application form to get started.

Please note - Any responses from Trade Sexual Health via email or the contact form below may go through into your junk/spam folder. We usually aim to respond to emails within 5 working days. If you have not received a response from us by then after checking your junk/spam folder, please contact us using an alternative method

Volunteering opportunities on offer:

  • Outreach Volunteer (particularly in demand)

Outreach is an important part of Trade’s work in delivering key messages to the local communities. If you enjoy chatting to people, getting creative with activities., don’t mind late nights or weekends, this could be a role for you. Working as a part of the team, you will gain skills in planning and deliver outreach sessions, budgeting, communication and teamwork.

  • Fundraiser

Fundraising is a part of any charity. All funds raised go towards services and projects for LGB&T communities. As part of the fundraising team, you’ll be involved in event management and be engaging the communities. You’ll gain skills such as written and oral communication, motivating others and raising money to make a difference.

  • Digital Engagement

Trade promotes its own campaigns and events in a variety of ways reaching out to our diverse LGB&T communities. We are looking for a ‘computer geek’, social media aware and helping us to remain informed about current trends. This role will put your skills to the test within a professional setting whilst channelling creativity into personal success.

  • Network and Partnerships

Building partnerships bring huge benefits to the communities we support. These include more im-proved services, increased reach and financial savings. We are looking for people who can communicate effectively with a wide range of people to help form and develop new partnerships. Within this role, you learn about working with professionals, presentation delivery and group work skills.

  • Administrator

Trade runs a variety of services on a day to day basis from its busy town centre base. Help the Trade team with admin tasks, such as answering phone calls, dealing with public enquiries and providing support at events. You’ll gain office skills, IT literacy as well as meeting new people and getting a flavour of charity work.

Volunteering opportunities where specific skills or extensive training is necessary:

  • Kwik Prick Rapid HIV Tester

Trade runs a regular rapid HIV testing service called Kwik Prick. This role comes into direct contact with Trade’s service users, potentially at a time when they are feeling particularly concerned or anxious. This role requires you to be sensitive, empathic, interested in gaining knowledge about safer-sex issues and have good interpersonal skills.

  • Counsellor

One of Trade’s ongoing services is Approach Counselling. In weekly sessions, our clients can explore their thoughts and feelings in a non– judgemental safe space. We are looking for trainees registered with a recognised body such as BACP who are interested in university/college placement with us. Alternatively, qualified professionals seeking accreditation and keen to join our dynamic team.

  • Board of Trustees

To ensure that the highest quality services are provided to our target groups Trade requires a dedicated board of trustees for guidance in the running of the organisation. We are looking for new board members who have skills in sales & marketing, finance, human resources, charity/company law, sexual health, information technology, public relations and education.

Don’t worry!

If you’ve got a particular skill you would like to use, or a project you would like to run, get in touch. We are always looking to expand what services we can offer here at Trade, and you could be just the person to help us do it! Drop us an email at info@tradesexualhealth.com or call us on 01162541747.

A note on volunteering with Trade

The nature of the voluntary work may require you to work in different settings and diverse communities.

If for any reason you think this may impact on your own wellbeing, family or culture and may prevent you from applying for this post, please contact us to discuss your concerns confidentially.

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