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Sheffield Volunteering run project delivering sexual health lessons in local secondary schools as part of Sexpression:UK.

Sexpression Volunteer 2020/21

This opportunity takes place between 23 Sep 2020 and 31 May 2021. Closing date for applications is 31 Jan.

Volunteers work in teams to deliver sessions in local secondary schools and youth groups, covering topics such as contraception, STIs, relationships, consent, body image, gender and sexuality, in order to help young people to make informed choices about their bodies and health. This semester, as we are unable to run workshops, we will instead be going back to the drawing board and reviewing our resource and activity bank, so our volunteering role will involve creating new resources and updating existing ones. Hopefully next semester we’ll be able to train new volunteers and teach some sessions!

What skills do I need?

Sexpression volunteers must be reliable, punctual and have good communication skills. Teaching experience and subject knowledge are not required as this is covered during training, but an interest in relationships and sex education would be useful, and an open mind and mature attitude regarding the subject matter is essential. Volunteers are supported throughout by Sheffield Volunteering, Sexpression Project Leaders, Sheffield Sexpression Committee and National Committee.

What will I gain?

Volunteers can gain confidence in public speaking and learn valuable communication skills, particularly when engaging young people in discussions around potentially sensitive topics. Students also benefit from being part of a large volunteering team in Sheffield and a national network of Sexpression volunteers, with opportunities to meet new people and learn more about relationships and sex education.

Training and support

No training is necessary for activity workshopping role this semester but support and guidance will be provided by the Sexpression Committee. Next semester, we may run training sessions which will include teaching and facilitation skills as well as session content. New volunteers will always be paired with an experienced lead volunteer and a teacher is always present in sessions.

Time commitment

It's up to you to volunteer as much or as little as you want! All teaching sessions are during school hours (8:30-3:30), but working on activities can be done remotely to suit your schedule.

Food

Yes

Travel

Yes

Childcare

Yes

DBS (criminal records) check

Yes

Location

Online(semester 1), secondary schools across Sheffield and surrounding area(semester 2, hopefully)

Travel information

Maximum one hour travel; some venues are walkable, some will be reached by public transport and some by taxi, all of which is reimbursed by the SU or the school.
  • CausesEducation, Equality and liberation, Health, Teenagers and young adults
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Sheffield Volunteering internal project, Teaching
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare, Teaching

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