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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?
Of course you do!
So, why not try Sexpresssion Warwick?
Who are we?
We are a humble branch of Sexpression:UK, a national charity run by university students! We have grown tired of the way certain topics surrounding sexual health, consent and relationships are talked about, or more damagingly, not talked about. We don’t believe that information should be kept for “1 day, when you’re a little older.” Current guidelines on sex ed in schools are nearly 20 years out of date, so we have decided to step up to fill this gap. We work on campus and in local schools, so, as a member, you can pick and choose what level of commitment works with your schedule.
This year, as well as teaching, we will run two Welcome Week Events (Sexpression Quiz and Activities Workshop - search our Upcoming Events to find out more!), hand out condoms at POP! in a willy costume, help run Welfare Wednesdays with the SU and raise money for Sexpression:UK with bucket collections. So if teaching isn't for you - no problem! There are so many other ways you can help out. Got an idea or skill that will improve our soc? Let us know about that too!
What do we teach?
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:
What can we offer you?
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!
We are always open to suggestions for more topics to cover, so if you have a specialised interest please let us know!
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 and also run for exec positions (wow, your CV is going to look sooo good).
Any questions just send us an email or Like us on Facebook. We'd love to welcome you to the team.
Become a member - it's free! Choose Standard Membership below if you're a student at Warwick!
(You'll need to pay the Society Federation Fee though if you haven't already. More info on this can be found here).
And, before you go, please have a browse of our sparkly new website! It has a whole host of useful sex education links to podcasts/websites/YouTube videos and much more! Feel free to let us know what you think!