Volunteers needed at Lunch Positive

Besi Besemar August 20, 2014

Lunch Positive, the HIV charity is looking for volunteers to help provide the Friday lunch club for people with HIV.

Lunch Positive

The lunch club provides a safe and supportive space for people to share lunch, make friendships and find peer support. Volunteers are needed to help on Friday afternoons in the dining area. This involves spending time with members, sharing lunch and helping clear up the dining area and kitchen after the lunch club has closed.

Gary PargeterGary Pargeter, Volunteer Project Manager, said: “Providing the lunch club involves a large team of volunteers, and we’re looking for more people to help make this happen. Volunteering with Lunch Positive is something that we aim to be enjoyable, interesting and of mutual benefit for everyone involved. Our volunteers tell us that they get a lot out of spending time with other people and being part of a team. The main things we’re looking for in our volunteers are an understanding of the importance for people to feel less isolated, ability to get on with others, and interest in meeting and talking to people. There’s some clearing up at the end of the day, and our volunteers all pull together to get this done. We know that starting any new activity can sometimes be a daunting thought, and we make sure that our new volunteers are supported throughout their time with us.”

Volunteers at Lunch Positive receive full training in their role, support from other team members, out-of-pocket travel expenses, and the opportunity to attend periodical meetings which involve them in the design, delivery and development of the project. There’s opportunity to get involved in other activities such as fundraising, and various volunteer social events throughout the year.

People interested in volunteering should get in touch to arrange a convenient date to come along and see the lunch club, take a tour with another volunteer and arrange a ‘try out’ session to see how volunteering feels.

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To contact Lunch Positive about volunteering telephone 07846 464384