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English Teachers - the Destitution Project is looking for experienced English teachers who would like to volunteer to teach beginner or intermediate/advanced classes for our service users. Classes are up to 2 hours long and take place on Wednesdays at various times and we currently have 2 levels for women and 2 levels for men. Each volunteer teacher would work with one class, and likely be part of a small team of teachers (some of whom are not trained in teaching English). We also try to provide one-to-one instruction throughout the day for those service users with very little English knowledge.

Reception Volunteers - the Destitution Project is in need of volunteers to man our reception desks each Wednesday. This would require you to be present between 9.45am and 3.00pm. You will need to have good interpersonal and organisational skills, and like to meet and greet people but also comfortable ensuring that access to the Drop-In Centre and its services are well managed. You will likely work as part of a two-person team. Previous experience in this sort of task would be ideal, but not essential.
You must be 18 and over to apply.

BHA Greater Manchester HIV Prevention 


BHA began working together with the Destitution Project in September 2016. Since then the focus has been on providing on the spot HIV testing and information about HIV and sexual health.

From September 2016 to March 2017 BHA completed 184 one – to – one consultations at the Destitution project while also completing Point of Care HIV tests for 34 people, all of whom were from ethnic minorities.

The feedback received has been that the Point of Care Testing Service has been very well received and greatly appreciated. BHA acknowledges and appreciates the warm welcome and assistance received from the Destitution Project staff and volunteers in the delivery of this service. The BHA looks forward to continuing this successful and important project in the future. 

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