to help build a better community?
Join the Men’s Program by volunteering
For many years Lifelong has been working within the
bathhouses and sex clubs in Seattle to provide condoms and educational
information. Trained volunteers answer questions about safer sex, hand
out safer-sex kits and give people information about HIV testing and STD
screening. . This volunteer opportunity requires training; see “How
Do I Get To Be A Volunteer” below for details.
If you would like to volunteer to help the program
on an administrative level we are looking for volunteers to help us put
together our safer-sex kits and other projects. This group meets Thursday
evenings from 4:00PM – 7:00PM at Lifelong’s Annex Building
at 1161 11th Ave (on the corner of 11th and East Union). For more information
on this call our volunteer coordinator at (206) 957-1601.
There is no training necessary for this volunteer opportunity.
Do I Get To Be A Volunteer?
Each volunteer is given ample training in order to
be prepared and knowledgeable for doing outreach. The first stop is contacting
the Men’s Program (phone: (206) 957-1703 email:
to let us know that you are interested in volunteering. We will then send
you a volunteer application for you to fill out and return to us. Then
we will let you know when and where our next Community Outreach Volunteer
Training will held. At this training you will be given information on
the various outreach opportunities that exist, gather information about
HIV and STDs as well as risk-reduction information and scenarios to practice
your skills on.
next step would be deciding if you would like to attend the Bathhouse
Outreach Training or the Internet Outreach Training. Those are follow-up
training on specific policies, guidelines and more in-depth aspects of
those styles of outreach. Following those trainings you will have the
opportunity to work side-by-side with a volunteer within the venue so
that you have hands-on experience. After that you will be ready to go
solo and volunteer to strengthen our community and help to reinforce safer-sex