Thursday, 31st May 2018
Volunteers at Trade Sexual Health will be thanked for their contribution at #Biscuits&Games taking place on Tuesday 5th June between 5pm-7pm to mark Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June.
Trade Sexual Health is a health charity working with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV information; one-to-one emotional and practical support; support in 'coming out', sexuality and relationships; rapid HIV testing; community based men’s sexual health clinics; safer-sex packs for men and women; and a fully qualified counseling service.
We have always aimed to break down barriers to accessing health services, reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination, and encourage or enable LGB&T people from diverse backgrounds to share in the life of the whole community. We have over 50 active volunteers and many more joining us from time to time for events like Leicester Pride.
We are currently looking to recruit more Kwik Prick Testers, Digital Engagement and Admin Volunteers. Details of those roles and application form you will find here: http://www.tradesexualhealth.com/about-us/volunteering.html
Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other organisations. They are a valuable presence in many communities, making a difference in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals.
Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country to mark Volunteers' Week. The annual campaign, which was established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.
Charities across the UK will hold events to thank their volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteering to bring communities together. Last year more than 900 events took place, from awards ceremonies to tea parties and barbecues.
For many charities, the week will also be a chance to showcase the range of volunteering opportunities on offer. Volunteer fairs and other events will encourage people to try volunteering for the first time and help people find out how through volunteering they can make a difference to a cause they are passionate about.
- In 2015, volunteering output contributed an estimated £22.6bn to the UK economy. This is equivalent to approximately 1.2% of GDP.
- In 2016/17, 19.8 million (37%) people in the UK volunteered formally at least once a year and 11.9 million (22%) of people did so at least once a month.
- There are 165,801 voluntary organisations in the UK, many of whom rely on volunteers.
- Lots of volunteering also takes place within the public and private sector. For example, there are an estimated 3 million people volunteering in health and care.
For more statistics visit https://data.ncvo.org.uk/a/almanac17/volunteering-overview/
To find out more visit www.volunteersweek.org
Follow @NCVOvolunteers the official twitter account for the week or #volunteersweek.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org