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Sexpression Warwick is a branch of the national charity, SEXPRESSION:UK, created and run by university students throughout the UK. At Sexpression Warwick, we design and facilitate interactive workshops both in secondary schools and on campus, educating young people about sexual health, consent and relationships.
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Once trained and checked, you'll be paired with another volunteer to facilitate in-school workshops. These will help create an open environment, free of judgement, where students aged 11-18 can learn about and share their experiences (if they want!) of taboo topics. Our workshops are age-appropriate and span sessions such as:
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Still not convinced?
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Worried you don't know enough? No problem! All we need from our volunteers is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. In return, we provide comprehensive training, including Child Protection Training as well as organising DBS checks (through Warwick Volunteers), and the opportunity to attend national conferences, all before you enter the classroom. You'll get certificates for successful completion of training days and, if you're an undergrad and put enough hours in, you'll even get a volunteering certificate that shows up on your Higher Education Achievement Report! Woohoo!
In term one and two, volunteers are required for sessions in Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick schools.
We currently have several workshops booked with two schools, but hope to form new links with new schools throughout the year.
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We are always open to suggestions for more topics to cover, so if you have a specialised interest please let us know! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a fairly new, open and growing society looking for keen volunteers to give Sexpression a try. Find us on Facebook and sign-up to a social event or training session. No problem if you can't make every event or if you want to sign up later in the year, we're always looking for new members! There is great potential for volunteers to shape the society, and plently of opportunities to have more responsibilites (wow, your CV is going to look sooo good).
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All volunteers will be required to complete Safeguarding training with our Child Protection Officer, as well as applying for and receiving a DBS Certificate before attending school workshops. But don't worry - we'll help you out with those, and they're totally free!
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How to get involved
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Schools sessions are currently on hold due to the Coronavirus.
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Why get involved?
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Are you looking for experience that looks great on applications for internships and grad schemes? Would you like rewarding and fulfilling experiences that involve working with the local community? Do you want to develop your confidence talking in front of groups of people about topics that really matter? And most importantly, do you want to have fun and make friends while doing all this?
Of course you do!
So, why not try Sexpresssion Warwick?
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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.