4 months ago
About Body & Soul
Body & Soul is an innovative charity that uses a comprehensive, community-based and trauma informed approach to address the life-threatening effects of adverse childhood experiences. Our community provides a wide range of innovative and creative programmes that support physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. We believe that people should be able to live their lives free from shame, and no one should have their life chances reduced because of traumatic experiences in their past.
About the role
You will be providing massage therapy at our weekly Adults (30+) or Young Adults (19 - 30) service for those living with of affected by HIV. It is a resource for support, information, encouragement and change. Our members can benefit from services including counselling, legal advice and complementary therapies to workshops on the latest HIV treatment, nutrition advice, managing stress, relationships and wider health issues.
As a massage therapist you will work closely with our therapy coordinator and be referred clients on an individual needs basis. You will work in our purpose built well-being floor that has 6 fully equipped therapy rooms. Our members are living very isolated lives that are often lacking in any form of touch. By sharing your practice with us you are helping us break down those barriers that can transform someone's life.
The services runs on Tuesday (Adults) and Thursday (Young Adults) evenings from 4.30 - 8.30pm. We can be flexible on times but ask that volunteer therapists commit to at least 2 hours an evening. Volunteers are expected to commit to ONE evening on a weekly or fortnightly basis for a minimum of 6 months. All volunteers at Body & Soul will be subject to an advanced DBS disclosure prior to beginning their volunteering
We are looking for
- Qualified massage therapists - Holistic, Swedish, Thai, Deep tissue
- Fully insured massage therapists
- Ability to form relationships within a diverse community
- Non-judgemental, adaptable and open-minded
- Ability to use own initiative
- Passionate about Body & Soul's aim
In return we will provide
- A full induction/training programme
- Ongoing training from established professionals
- Ongoing support from Head of Volunteer Programmes/Therapy Coordinator
- Recognition programme
If you are interested in this position we would love to hear from you so please do send over a brief overview of why you would like to get involved and a CV of your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org