Could you be a ‘Positive Futures’ Mentor?

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Thames Valley Positive Support (TVPS)

TVPS, Berkshire’s leading HIV and sexual health charity,  have recently been awarded funding from the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund to launch a brand new service to support long term diagnosed HIV positive people and reduce their isolation.

The project, ‘Positive Futures’, needs volunteer mentors who could spend an hour a week with a TVPS service user

  • either helping them learn a new skill
  • attending a class or course together
  • helping them speak out about the things they do or don’t like in their communities
  • even just lending an ear for a chat.

Would you like to help someone who is HIV positive to unlock their potential, and together change the stigma that is still associated with HIV?

We believe that our volunteers should gain as much from their role as the person they are supporting.

To become a volunteer mentor please e-mail office@tvps.org.uk

Contact person firstname
Sarah
Lastname
Macadam
Their phone number?
01628 603400

Location description
Locations convenient to you
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The time commitment is one hour per week and can be at a time convenient to you.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Full training will be given including a comprehensive overview of HIV, the role of a mentor, support boundaries and confidentiality.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Volunteers will receive weekly 1-1 support from our project co-ordinator, and supervision from a trained counsellor.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Petrol, public transport and parking costs covered for both training and mentoring
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
20
Opportunity added on
18 September 2016