Micro-Volunteer (Community Events)

Micro-volunteering takes a simple idea – that people may find it easier to volunteer their time in short and convenient, bite-sized chunks – and has turned it into a new approach to community action. The key is flexibility.

We are seeking a team of micro-volunteers to join our community fundraising projects to help out in an ad/hoc way at events such as ribbon walks and World Aids Day and to support projects with online research or simple outreach tasks like flyering.

You can expect to volunteer in short bursts, up to 1 day at a time and there will be lots of opportunities to help over the course of the year. Tasks might include identifying communities that may be interested in working with us, project research and admin support, packaging outreach materials such as condoms and lube or gift bags, helping steward events or at information stalls, and helping out at our fundraising collections.

This role would be perfect for someone hoping to expand their skills in events and fundraising or is interested in sharing their existing skills with the charity.

This is an ad/hoc role whereby, if successful, Terrence Higgins Trust will reach out throughout the year with volunteering opportunities for you.

Upcoming, we have:

Location
London
Office base
439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG
DBS/PVG
Not Required
Desired minimum commitment
3 months
Closing Date
29/05/2022
Job Reference
1342

The organisation

Terrence Higgins Trust was set up in 1982 following the death of its namesake, Terry Higgins, who was one of the very first people to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK. As an organisation we are always aiming to ensure we are always meeting the needs of people affected by HIV and poor sexual health.

Volunteering at Terrence Higgins Trust

Today, volunteers continue to be a huge and integral part of the work that we do across the UK. Volunteers help out in most teams within the charity and many services could not be provided without their help. In 2019 alone, volunteers gave the charity over 26,500 hours of their time.

Help us build our vision of a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

Anyone aged from 18 to 80 can volunteer with us as long as they fulfil the role description and meet the volunteer requirements. We’re unable to accept volunteers aged 80 or over for insurance reasons. 

If you are successful in your application you will need to complete a volunteer induction and GDPR course. You may also need to attend role specific training and a safeguarding webinar, depending on your role. You must complete your training before you can begin volunteering with us.

If you are unsuccessful in your application you can discuss other volunteering opportunities with the Volunteer Office.

Some volunteer roles may have rolling recruitment. If we receive sufficient applications we reserve the right to close recruitment early. We therefore advise you to apply for any roles you are interested in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Income Generation

The Income Generation directorate is enabling Terrence Higgins Trust to grow income to achieve is ambitious strategic goals. We undertake a wide variety of fundraising activity engaging individuals, corporate partners and trusts with our work; taking an insight led approach to deliver amazing experiences and develop long term relationships with our valued supporters.