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Who are we?
The HIV-SAM Project implements sexual health promotion and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) including HIV with Sub-Saharan African communities in Flanders and Brussels. Together with the communities and in collaboration with professional intermediaries we develop, implement and evaluate targeted prevention campaigns. We also support people living with HIV.

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Volunteers are an important resource for our sexual health promotion and prevention work. Your contribution can mean a lot in the fight against STI’s including HIV. As a volunteer you can contact our target audience in a much more informal way

If you are interested in one of the following, please contact us:
Do you have good contacts with the African communities?
Do you have spare time on weekends and after work?
Are you socially committed?
Do you like talking to people?
Do you have confidence to talk to people about HIV prevention?
Do you have some computer knowledge?
Are you eager to learn new things?
Are you discrete and can you deal with confidential information?

Activities of our volunteers
Depending on your talents and preferences, you can be involved in one or more of following activities:

You support actively sexual health promotion and STI including HIV prevention and activities with sub-Saharan African communities in Flanders.
You can be active in the areas of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven, Ghent, Aalst, Mechelen, Oostende, Roeselare, Kortrijk and other cities and towns.

You can be involved in outreach activities (festivals, socio-cultural events, social gatherings, …) where you help with handing out prevention material. This can also be on a regular basis in places where people of African decent meet (churches, Afro hairdressers, cafés, African shops,…).

You have contacts with the leaders of several African organizations, and with other volunteers.

You help with the mobilisation of the sub-Saharan communities in order to promote and offer demedicalized HIV testing.

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Volunteers stipend
We reimburse possible transportation – and catering cost.
We offer a volunteer fee of minimum 15 euro and maximum 30 euro per day according to the rules of the Belgian volunteer regulations.

Contact:
Alexandra Storme

+32 478 10 01 61

astorme@itg.be // hivsam@itg.be

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