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VOLUNTEER ROLES

Our work would simply not be possible without our amazing volunteers. You can help us change lives right now – and develop valuable skills and friendships along the way. Find our FAQ here.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

We collaborate with the Médecins du Monde network to send volunteers to projects around the world. More information can be found here.

CURRENT VACANCIES

HIV and STI Community Outreach Coordinator

Job Overview

As Doctors of the World’s HIV and STI Community Outreach Coordinator you will continue to develop and deliver HIV testing and STI screening in outreach settings.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to engage with a diverse range of people in a warm, empathetic, and understanding manner. Your knowledge of the obstacles facing people excluded from healthcare (and broader society) and how this might affect their approach to our clinic, will enable you to tailor your approach to individual service users while providing the best possible care.

You will deliver point of care testing for HIV as well as STI screening, to a high standard, within the context of a clinical governance framework. You will provide direct services to service users and build capacity through support offered to colleagues in allied organisations.

You will work as part of a varied and changing volunteer and staff team, taking responsibility for the care of the patients you see in relation to HIV testing and sexual health. This may involve making assessments; providing information and advice on HIV and STI transmission and treatment; carrying out HIV point of care testing and (non-symptomatic) STI screening; advising on risk reduction in relation to HIV and STIs; appropriately refer for PREP; offering advice on contraception.

Following a positive HIV result you will offer initial post-test counselling and ensure the person is appropriately linked in with follow up care with partners using pre-established pathways. This may involve accompanying someone to an appointment.

Closing Date

17th August 2021

Legal Advisor Trustee

Job Overview

Our Board is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic person with legal expertise to the position of Legal Advisor. Areas where this has been or is likely to be of great value include employment, contracts and governance. We recognise that such advice and assistance is provided on a pro bono basis without the benefit of PI cover behind it.

This an opportunity to join our friendly, multi-professional team of trustees, representing a range of skills and experience, in which every Board member actively participates in supporting the charity to achieve its vision. The Board currently meets monthly, and it is expected that trustees use their best endeavours to attend these meetings, either virtually or in-person.

Closing Date
18th July 2021

Homeless Health Nurse

Job Overview

The Homeless Health Nurse will play a key role in the development and delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness. You will be a key member of Doctors of the World’s mobile clinic team as we deliver a new service to people experiencing homelessness in the City of London.

The role will focus on Doctors of the World’s work to deliver services for people experiencing homelessness, developing best practice within DOTW to provide healthcare in a mobile clinic setting to this population.

Closing Date
26th July 2021

Volunteer Student Placement: Ongoing

Job Overview

During the COVID-19 crisis, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our drop-in clinic service, however, we have continued to support people through the advice line and remote GP consultations.

When a service user calls, we check whether they are aware of the current COVID-19 guidance, screen for symptoms, and ensure they have access to information on COVID-19 in community languages. We’ve continued to provide support to those people who presented with other health issues or required help to access antenatal care, terminations, mental health support, inhalers, to register with GPs, and more.

Our services are staffed by volunteer support workers, caseworkers, nurses, and doctors. These volunteers provide a highly empathetic and practical service to our service users, making a real difference to people’s lives.

Our effective, committed and enthusiastic team is looking to incorporate new volunteers. If you are passionate about access to healthcare and enjoy working in a team on often complex and challenging cases, then you should consider becoming a Doctors of the World volunteer!

Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system, homelessness or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply.

Location
Home-based

How to Apply

To apply, please review the attached role description and email a CV,  the Placement request form and a completed additional information form to hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

Your CV and cover letter should be clearly tailored to the position and should reference points from the person specification section of the role profile. Applications that do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience and competencies will not be shortlisted.

Please mark the subject of your email as ‘Student placement – request”.

Volunteer Student Placement Job Profile
Placement Request Form
Additional Information Form

Expected Dates of Interview
Ongoing

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