Our volunteers make a massive difference to our work with young people, and they get a lot out of the experience too. Our volunteers: Often gain employment within sexual healthDevelop their professional confidenceFeel they have given something back to their community Volunteering requires time and dedication, however the benefits of giving your time will go beyond increasing your skills and knowledge. Do it! You’ll have an amazing time; the opportunities are endless, the staff are great and you’ll be part of an amazing team. Harry, Volunteer since September 2016 The work Brook does to support and empower young people is amazing. They’re a really trailblazing organisation, and the benefits of volunteering are endless! There are so many experiences that have directly helped me progress further with my career and also enrich my social life. Kirsty, Lead Volunteer for Participation and Volunteering The benefits for you By volunteering for Brook, you will have the chance to: Increase your knowledge of a sexual health charityImprove your professional skillsMeet other people who are interested in sexual health, wellbeing and young peopleEnhance your CVReceive free training to complete your roleReceive regular support in your roleLearn from, and work alongside, experienced staffGive something to the community and young people Being a Brook Champion has helped me massively in challenging and facing my anxiety and other mental health issues that I face. From attending the residential weekend where I was able to face my fears of working in groups, social situations and eating in public to working on the photo shoot and interview on RSE for IPPF which helped massively challenge the low self esteem and body image fears that I suffer from. Alex, Brook Champion The benefits for the community As well as impacting individuals, volunteering can make a difference to wider communities, such as: Making sure more young people receive accurate sexual health and wellbeing informationIncreasing awareness of young people’s sexual health and wellbeing needsEquipping people with skills and knowledge to support their employment The benefits for Brook Volunteers, particularly when developing activities, can bring new ideas and personal experience which can positively affect the work we’re doing within Brook. Alongside this they can question and identify gaps which we may have missed. It is also great to work with them knowing that you are giving them a positive experience which could help them achieve in education, professional life, or just have an opportunity to make a difference. They help us: Increase our reach to young people, meaning we benefit more young people in more areas.Complete projects in a shorter amount of time, meaning young people benefit from them sooner.Spread the word and campaign on our behalf, meaning more people hear about sexual health and what we are campaigning for. All of this helps us develop and deliver a better service to young people! Current Opportunities Community Champions Community Champions are volunteers who work with Brook to communicate and cascade positive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) messages to their local communities. They assist individuals in their local communities to access a range of sexual health and wellbeing services, helping them to take responsibility for their own health needs. Find out more about the Community Champion role Please see below for Community Champion roles that we are currently recruiting for. Southend-on-SeaHours: Up to 12 per monthDeadline: 30 June 2022We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who live or work in Southend-on-Sea with an interest in volunteering and becoming influencers. Register your interestContact Sarah Nutt, email@example.com | 07540 723262 BarnetHours: 12 per monthAge: 18+Deadline: 30 June 2022Brook would like to engage enthusiastic individuals with an interest in volunteering, becoming influencers and supporting the delivery of a HIV Prevention and Adult Sexual Health Promotion Service in Barnet.We would particularly welcome applicants who are interested or have experience in working in HIV prevention service and working with BME communities and under-represented groupsRegister your interestContactIneala Theophilus, firstname.lastname@example.org | 07923 250360 Lambeth, Southwark and LewishamHours: 12 per monthAge: 18+Deadline: 30 June 2022This volunteer role will support Love Sex Life, a BME Sexual and Reproductive Health service focused on Black African and Black Caribbean Communities in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. We particularly welcome applicants who are interested or have experience working with BME communities and under-represented groups. Register your interestContactSamantha Telemaque, email@example.com | 07923 250358 Lambeth and Southwark (PrEP Promotion Community Champion)Hours: 12 per monthAge: 18+Deadline: 30 June 2022This volunteer role will work with Brook to enhance community mobilisation and engagement by communicating and cascading positive messages on PrEP to their local communities. Champions will assist individuals in their local communities to access a range of sexual health and wellbeing services, helping them to take responsibility for their own health needs. Register your interestContactIneala Theophilus, firstname.lastname@example.org | 07923 250360Marco Patti, email@example.com | 07771 362954 Education and wellbeing volunteers Education and Wellbeing Volunteers are part of enabling young people & adults to have positive sexual health and relationships, by providing support to the Education and Wellbeing team who deliver RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) in schools and community settings. This may include tasks such as supporting with session preparation and co- facilitating RSE sessions. Please see below for Education and Wellbeing volunteer roles that we are currently recruiting for. Essex and ThurrockHours: 2 to 6 per weekDeadline: 30 June 2022This volunteer role will support Education and Wellbeing Specialists when delivering targeted education and professionals training in Essex and Thurrock.Register your interest Participate at BrookBrook is committed to involving children, young people, and adults in our work, and ensuring that their experiences and voices inform everything we do.Participation at Brook involves people taking part in opportunities which enable them to have their voice heard, be actively involved in decision making, and create measurable and positive change in Brook services.Find out more about Participation at Brook.