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Period Empowerment 'Transitioneer'

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The Nest Southwest Community Interest Company
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Published 5 months ago
Period Empowerment 'Transitioneer'

Become a Period Empowerment educator and deliver a menstrual health empowerment educational and experiential programme to pre-teens in Exeter schools.

Through a course of interactive workshops and training sessions this cohort of Transitioneers will learn about the importance of menstrual education, its positive effect on many areas of a young person’s life and develop their capacity to act as mentors. Menstrual education aims to break taboos and shame by discussing cycle awareness and emotional processing, building body and emotional literacy.

We will support the volunteers (including funding travel costs and mentoring) as they go into schools and community groups to deliver the programme in teams of three, so that they can work in small groups of young people. 


Key dates:

Deadline for applications: 21st June

Information date: 23rd June. 7.30pm (on Zoom)

Training starts: September, dates TBC

School delivery: November, dates TBC


Aim: To empower pre-teens about periods through interactive workshops in Exeter

secondary schools.

Note: This is a pilot project running September - November 2021, with the hope that we will

deliver more sessions in the future.


Outline of role and responsibilities

❏ To attend a training course to become a Transitioneer in a 6 week program (2 hours

once a week)

❏ Learn about the importance of menstrual education, its positive effect on many areas

of a young person’s life and develop your capacity to act as a mentor to pre-teens

❏ Once trained, commit to deliver a minimum of three x1 hour-long workshops at

various schools in Exeter and surrounding area working in a team of three

Transitioneers

❏ Being inclusive to all genders as you will be working with a full year group, not just

girls

❏ To represent The Nest Southwest and uphold all our values and ethics

❏ To observe The Nest policies and procedures

❏ To maintain boundaries (this will be discussed more in training)


Essential personal qualities

❏ Comfortable talking about puberty and periods

❏ Confident to manage a group of pre-teens (with support)

❏ Non-judgemental, respectful and inclusive

❏ Reliable

❏ Good communication skills

May, 2021 https://thenestsw.org/

❏ Improvisation - being able to think on your feet

❏ Able to maintain confidentiality


Time commitment

● A four month commitment between September - December 2021.

● Attending minimum 12 hours of training.

● Preparing, facilitating and evaluating a minimum of 3 delivered workshops in

secondary schools.


Support available for volunteers

❏ Induction into The Nest - policies, procedures, code of conduct

❏ Full training in-person in Exeter (unless we need to move back online) - sessions to

cover menstrual health, how periods affect different people and sustainable periods

as well as facilitation skills, menarche debriefing, cycle awareness, safeguarding,

overview of menstruation biology, cultural competency, LGBT+ inclusive language

❏ Supervision and mentoring from one of course leaders

❏ Volunteer social get-togethers

❏ Reimbursement of expenses (travel costs, refreshments, all delivery materials)


Progression opportunities

➔ Stage 1 : Deliver menstrual health workshops in Exeter schools in 2021

➔ Stage 2: Option to deliver to more schools in 2022

➔ Stage 3: Train new Transitoneers

Become a Period Empowerment educator and deliver a menstrual health empowerment educational and experiential programme to pre-teens in Exeter schools.

Through a course of interactive workshops and training sessions this cohort of…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few days
  • Recurrence
    One time only

Location

On-site
Exeter, UK
Directions

We will be working in secondary schools in the Exeter area.

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