The Tetra Society of North America and Venus Envy Halifax are seeking volunteers for an exciting new project focusing on adaptations and innovations to create more accessible sex practices for the disability community.
We are looking for volunteers who:
– Bring a variety of skillsets and knowledge in building and creating, such as carpentry, electronics, mechanical, 3D printing.
– Can use tools and technologies (power tools, for example) for use in making prototypes. Having access to these is an asset
– Knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics is an asset
– Knowledgeable about safe building practices
– Are 18 years of age or older
– Are comfortable in spaces with discussion around sexuality and sex practices in a group setting
– Are local to Halifax and the surrounding area
**We are looking to prioritize the expertise of people from intersecting marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, and those holding marginalized religious and cultural identities. **
Volunteering for this project will entail:
– Meeting with participants to discuss and develop prototypes for innovative adaptive devices and/or modifications that address barriers and facilitators of sex practices
– Creating initial and refined prototypes based on discussion and reporting back from participants
The cost of all project materials will be reimbursed.
A criminal record check and vulnerable sector screen is required, with any fees being waived through documentation provided by Tetra.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete the online volunteer intake application here and someone will follow-up for further conversation/interview specific to this project:
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All questions or inquiries can be directed to Kiersten Hiltz, Halifax Chapter Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Atlantic Regional Coordinator, Andrew Jantzen, at email@example.com.
If you require assistance filling out the application form, please email April at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Regional Coordinator
Tetra Society of North America
During these challenging times, we are continuing to accept Requests for Assistance, welcoming interested volunteers, and are working on projects wherever possible.