The weekly Adult Service is a resource for support, information, encouragement, and change. The impact HIV can have on your life is profound. Beyond the physical impact of the virus, which can be managed by HIV treatment, the diagnosis has a far reaching psychological and psychosocial impact.
Our volunteers help build members’ capacity through facilitating and supporting situation-specific courses such as IT, job searching and employment support, nutritional advice and parenting skills.
Some volunteers come equipped with experience in these areas or a skill such as photography or dance that they can share with our members. Others are good at building strong relationships and supporting members on a one-to-one basis, either face-to-face or over the phone.
In addition, during our weekly Tuesday support service for adult living with HIV,
we run a weekly Help Centre for members who need help with basic casework support. Our Help Centre volunteers are trained, supported and supervised at all times by our Head of Casework. This particular role within the adult programme volunteer team offers an excellent opportunity for volunteers interested in casework and advocacy to get hands-on experience, of supporting the practical needs of individuals and families affected by HIV, managed by a qualified professional.