If you are already a member of the Pride Center, you may be well aware of the programs we offer and the staff who help to make them happen. But you may be unaware of the dozens of volunteers who offer their time, talent, and energy with their hearts, minds and hands to keep the Pride Center and its vital programs running.
An enriching, rewarding, and fun way to participate and to contribute to the community is to volunteer. Nothing takes place at the Pride Center that does not require some level of volunteer energy and expertise. Some volunteers come with specific knowledge, such as architects, bankers, lawyers, teachers, painters, parents, event planners and producers, activists, archivists, editors, photographers, and builders. Others come with patience, time, and the willingness to provide whatever support is necessary so long as it benefits the larger community. We at the Pride Center could not survive and could not serve the community without volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a Center volunteer, please fill out a volunteer enrollment form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.
If you would like to volunteer your time at the Pride Center please email email@example.com
Volunteer HIV Testing Counselor
Do you like the idea of making a difference in people’s lives? Are you someone who wants to give back to your community? Are you personable, energetic, and have a few hours a week you could volunteer? Do you know the basic information about HIV/AIDS? Or want an interactive way to learn the basic information about HIV/AIDS. Well, maybe becoming an HIV Testing Counselor for the Pride Center at Equality Park is the volunteer opportunity for you.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Conducts HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling and maintains confidentiality.• Elicits from clients HIV risk history including, but not limited to, demographic information, sex history, drug and alcohol use, and past STI infections.• Administers finger stick tests to detect HIV antibodies• Provides health education and individual risk reduction counseling sessions.• Promotes healthy sexual behaviors and praises risk reduction plans adopted by clients.• Conducts test result disclosure and post disclosure counseling.• Offers clients local community and medical referrals as needed.• Documents all required information for reporting purposes. • Other duties may be requested as needed.
Other Skills and Qualifications
Bilingual (Spanish/English/Creole) preferred, but not required• Sensitivity to the issues surrounding HIV/ AIDS.• Ability to work with minimal supervision.• Skill in communicating openly on sexual topics without prejudice for all genders. • Must be able to complete 3-5 hour shifts on and off site• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Certificates and Education
A current Florida HIV Pre and Post Test Counselor Certification (HIV 500/501); Prospective testers, who do not currently have this certification, must be able to attend a free four-day training with the Broward County Health Department; this training starts in May. After being certified, testers are responsible to attend the free yearly updates and skill training in reference to HIV Testing and Counseling.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Listron “Blue” Mannix for immediate consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954 463 9005, ext. 201.