We’re re-introducing volunteer induction meetings!

On 26th April, and each month thereafter, we’ll be holding volunteer induction meetings for all new and current volunteers, who wish to stay up to date with the events and activities at LASS.

Meetings shall be 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).

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).

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.

We have a very interesting year ahead, it’s our 25th anniversary and LASS has changed with the times, 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.  Throughout our 25 year celebrations, we plan to raise our profile higher by increasing the understanding and awareness of the changes in the reality of living with HIV over the past 25 years.

Some of our upcoming projects include the re-introduction of famous friends, documenting 25 years of LASS, developing our social enterprise further, a football match and even a walking boat race!

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 25 years.

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, 26th April at 11:00am at The Michael Wood Centre, we’d love to hear from you.

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