There are currently 21 social support groups for same sex attracted young people in Victoria. In addition to this there are 6 gay straight alliance groups operating in secondary schools around the state. These groups organise a wide range of activities, often led or organised by their young members.
A frequent request to the Rainbow Network from these groups is to be put in touch with relevant guest speakers who are either experts in a particular field, or have personal experiences that they are willing to share and to answer questions on a particular topic. Workers and young people are often looking for someone who can attend a group session, give a short presentation or talk and stick around to answer questions or chat more informally with the group.
The aim of the Rainbow Network Speakers Bureau is to make it easier for groups to find and organise speakers and to assist workers or volunteers whose role involves reaching out to, providing information for, or involving young people.
Interested in becoming a speaker?
If you are interested in offering your voluntary services to the Rainbow Network Speakers Bureau please complete the attached 'RN Speaker Bureau Application Form' below and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a speaker?
Please find attached our list of volunteers who have offered to be available to speak to young people at your group or project. Please contact Lottie by emailing email@example.com for more specific information, and to check availability.
Please note: Speakers listed are not accredited by Rainbow Network Victoria and do not speak for Rainbow Network Victoria.
Looking for a speaker to speak on issues relating to living with HIV & AIDS? Rainbow Network Victoria highly recommends the People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria Positive Speakers Bureau. Positive Speakers Bureau is a highly trained and diverse group of HIV Positive people. Positive Speakers are the human face of HIV and help to reduce fear, myths and discrimination as well as delivering key messages on prevention, education, harm reduction and the promotion of safer behaviour for the people of Victoria.
For more information or to book a speaker from the Positive Speakers Bureau please visit:
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