How to volunteer with Sexpression:UK
You want to volunteer with us — brilliant — here's how to do it.
Not a student?
If you're not a student unfortunately you cannot join Sexpression:UK. But you can still support our campaign for statutory sex and relationships education and you can still attend our conferences. There are opportunities to volunteer with other sexual health organisations such as Brook or Terence Higgins Trust.
Find your nearest branch
All of Sexpression:UK's activities are carried out by branches in universities across the UK. Check our list of branches to see whether there is one near you. If there's not, you can try to start your own branch.
Attend the training run by your branch
Contact your branch using the email on our branch list or just look for them at a freshers' fair. Find out when their next training is, and how you can attend it. Every branch requires its volunteers to attend a one-day training courses. This is to make sure they are safe when teaching and to give them skills to deliver a fun and interesting lesson about sex and relationships. Most branches run one training event each year during September or October.
Attend the events your branch runs on campus
Even if you haven't been trained by your branch to teach in schools, you can still attend the events they run on campus. Branches run awareness campaigns, talks and socials throughout the year which any student can attend if they have a keen interest in sex and relationships education.
How to help Sexpression:UK's campaign for statutory SRE
Sexpression:UK is campaigning for statutory sex and relationships education. You can contribute to this campaign by writing to you MP about statutory SRE. We have created template letters for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
If SRE is given the resources it needs it can empower young people to make informed decisions. Non-judgemental and comprehensive SRE can also reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, reduce the rate of unwanted teenage pregnancies, prevent rape and sexual assault, and reduce homophobia.
How to start a branch of Sexpression:UK in your university
You want to start a branch of Sexpression:UK? Fantastic! Here's what you should do.
Say hello to our Branches Director
The Sexpression:UK Branches Director is responsible for helping branches start up and keep going. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send them an email saying you're interested in starting a branch just so they know. They'll probably tell you to…
Find more like-minded students
Starting a branch of Sexpression:UK is going to be a lot of work, so you'll need help. In our experience new branches are most successful when they have four or more people in their first committee. So go find other keen students.
Get help from Sexpression:UK
Once you have enough students to form a first committee, Sexpression:UK can swing by to help you. We'll provide you with an email address, a logo and a batch of condoms. We'll also send somebody to teach your committee how to train your first group of volunteers.