be the person your peers can turn to with sexual health questions
Eager to learn more about sexual health? Want to support when others need to talk about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, pleasure, or pregnancy?
what would you do?
As a peer educator, you’d talk to clients one-on-one about what STIs “a general test” tests for, the differences between using a birth control pill and a birth control injection, what’s involved in a “medical” abortion, and much more. You’d do pregnancy tests and get people Plan B. You’d answer questions about sexual health, pleasure and relationships. When there were no clients around you might photocopy factsheets or otherwise help out in the office. Once you were trained, you’d help train other volunteers as they started the program.
who can volunteer?
You can apply if you are between the ages of 18 and 29, no matter what your gender is. You don’t need to have any experience with sexual health or education to join—we look for people who are into supporting choice and letting youth make decisions about their lives, who are interested in talking and learning about sexuality and sexual health, and who can come to the trainings we run in the fall and to a three hour volunteer shift every week for a whole year.
how do you apply?
Our next recruitment period starts in September 2017—check back then for an application form and more info on this year’s training dates, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Volunteer Recruitment Reminder List” if you’d like us to email you when we open the application process.