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Education and Wellbeing Volunteers

Find out about the Education and Wellbeing Volunteer role at Brook.

Education and Wellbeing Volunteers are part of enabling young people and adults to have positive sexual health and relationships. They provide support to the Education and Wellbeing team who deliver RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) in schools and community settings by doing tasks such as supporting with session preparation and co-facilitating RSE sessions.

We expect Education and Wellbeing Volunteers to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours per month to ensure that you and Brook get the most out of the role. You will receive all necessary training on various sexual and reproductive health topics, and will be supported by the Education and Wellbeing Team. We will reimburse out of pocket expenses, i.e. transport and lunch.

Why be an Education and Wellbeing Volunteer?

This role could benefit you in many ways, such as:

  • Providing insight into a national charity which supports hundreds of thousands of people every year
  • Giving you increased sexual health and RSE knowledge
  • Developing your skills and knowledge to support your CV
  • Providing you with accredited training on a wide range of sexual health and wellbeing topics
  • Giving you the opportunity to make positive impact to your community and meet likeminded people
  • Providing experience in delivery of sexual and reproductive health programmes
  • Increasing your confidence

Key responsibilities

Education and Wellbeing Volunteers are expected to:

  • Uphold Brook’s values
  • Adhere to the volunteer agreement and code of conduct
  • Complete all mandatory elements of your volunteer induction, including training
  • Complete a DBS check, the cost of which will be covered by Brook
  • Work within national, professional guidelines and Brook’s Protecting Young People (PYPP) policy where there are safeguarding issues with clients, and refer to the Designated Safeguarding teams in accordance with Brook’s Safeguarding referral pathway
  • Co-preparation and co-delivery of RSE sessions with Brook staff, including professional training
  • Support with data collection
  • Provide feedback on experiences, lessons learned and case studies
  • Complete additional volunteer tasks which arise for your team

Person specification

We recognise our Education and Wellbeing Volunteers will come from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills and experiences.

When applying, potential volunteers will need to demonstrate that they:

  • Have strong communication skills (especially in relation to topics relating to sexual health)
  • Live, work or study in specified location
  • Are committed to volunteering within their local community
  • Have knowledge of, or interest in learning about sexual and reproductive health and RSE
  • Are committed to completing mandatory training requirements and induction plan
  • Have an open minded, customer focused attitude with a passion to make a difference
  • Have a ‘hands on’ approach and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Understand professional boundaries and can work in a sensitive, confidential and non-judgemental way
  • Are able to use your initiative
  • Have good interpersonal skills and are able to work as part of a team
  • Are reliable and punctual, with good organisational skills
  • Have good IT and written skills, and are able to write basic reports
  • Can maintain strict confidentiality concerning all Brook matters
  • Are committed to the aims, values and purposes of Brook’s work