Our next Volunteer meeting will be on 29th January 2015 and consists in two parts. To begin with, we’ll ensure all new volunteers have an induction to LASS and our services where we’ll talk about our aims and objectives, an overview of our teams, confidentiality/policies, and checking paperwork like applications and CRB checks (if necessary).
LASS can be a busy place at times, and these monthly meetings are ideal to stay updated with our work and engage with us while socialising and staying active with new and interesting projects.
Once these basics are covered, we’ll explain HIV basics and talk about volunteer involvement and plan for our current and future projects. Previously we’ve shared our collective knowledge about volunteering within a health and social care environment, provided details of free training courses ranging from HIV information, to mentoring, to computer skills (some of these award certificates or qualifications).
We have a very interesting year ahead, we work across the whole range of communities in Leicester and Leicestershire, tackling wider health, poverty and inequalities that impact on individuals living with HIV.
We request all new volunteers to attend at least one meeting so we can ensure new people are familiar with our service, and for everyone else, we hope you’ll become a regular so we can plan ahead and really make an impact like we have been doing over the past 26 years.
HIV & Hepatitis Update
Following out Volunteer meeting, we’re delivering a HIV & Hepatitis update between 13:00 – 15:00hrs, facilitated & developed by LASS’s Celia Fisher.
The aim of this session is to provide an update of the recent advances and information about HIV & Hepatitis – including transmission, risks, treatment and statistics. It is beneficial to consider these blood borne viruses in one session and to explore the wider determinants of these viruses.
The session will be of interest and benefit to people who deliver health, HIV, Hepatitis or other support services such as housing, job advice, those who work with people living with / affected by or more at risk of HIV and/or Hepatitis. The session will benefit individuals who want to be up to date with their knowledge.
We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, 29th January at 11:00am at 11:00am at The Michael Wood Centre, we’d love to hear from you.
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