Only 3 days to go until the Westminster Volunteering & Work Experience Fair! Below you can find more details about one of the charities that will be at the fair: Positive East!

This post was written by Stewart Turnbull, the Volunteer Performance Manager at Positive East.

“Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for over 26 years; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care.

Guided by our mission – to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV – we have developed a holistic range of health and wellbeing programmes from counselling to workshops to HIV testing and prevention.

To achieve our mission, efficiently deliver our services, and to make a valuable contribution to London’s wider response to HIV care, we work towards three primary organisational goals:

  • Provide a holistic range of services that enable people living with HIV to promote their health and well-being, support self-management, and to gain and sustain their independence.
  • Maintain and increase work in building a safer sex culture, supporting people to stay HIV negative, reduce undiagnosed infection and reduce late diagnosis of HIV and the onward transmission of HIV.
  • Influence policy development and service improvement that will enable us to further our mission.

Why Volunteer?

Everyone has their own reason for joining us as a Volunteer – and that’s how we’ll always see you, as an individual.

We understand your time is limited, so we promise to offer you quality volunteering opportunities. Enabling you to build new skills, or help you get the most out of skills and experiences you already have.  The only thing we ask in return is your passion, your commitment and a shared desire with us to help people living with HIV fulfil their potential, free from stigma and discrimination and lead a full and healthy life.

Join us and be at the heart of our services, helping us to provide dedicated and community-focused support to all HIV-affected communities across London.  As a Volunteer, you will receive full training and continued support throughout your time with us. We have a wide range of opportunities, please come along to our stand at the University of Westminster’s Volunteer Fair on Wednesday 20th February between 12:30 and 15:30 to meet Stewart, our Volunteer Manager for more details.  Or, you can go to our website and find out more about us and the work we do as well as checking out our current volunteer opportunities. www.positiveeast.org.uk/volunteer

Note: Being a Positive East volunteer means that you may be dealing with potentially vulnerable people. As part of our training programme, all our volunteers will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks). If you have any queries or concerns about this, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 7791 2855 and we will be happy to discuss it with you. “


What are you waiting for? Sign up to the fair HERE!

Venue: Old Gym and Deep End , Regent Street Campus.

Location:  309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Time: 12.30 -3.30 pm.

Date: Wednesday, 20/02/2019

Download the Fair Booklet HERE!


To get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact the Volunteering Services.

Email: volunteering@westminster.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3506 6112

Book a 1-2 1: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/login?ReturnUrl=%2f

Regular Volunteering: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/login?ReturnUrl=%2f

One-off Volunteering: https://goo.gl/roSK3u

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