Volunteering Opportunity with Lifeshare

Lifeshare have many opportunities whether you are a Health and Social Care, Social Work, Youth Work, Counselling, art, criminology, nursery, medical, journalism, events management or business student.

We require enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to assist with our Crisis Assessment Referral Diversity (CARDS) service. This is for vulnerable young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or gang or sexual exploitation, and associated problems of leaving care, offending, mental and physical health issues and substance abuse.

We value diversity and welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. If you have language skills or DIY/Maintenance skills this would be great.

We welcome any ideas for contribution to delivering additional projects that could be run to enhance the clients experience of drop-in (for example our Life Shares Art project or for instance, budgeting, well-being etc)

Open Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm (Drop ins Tuesdays and Fridays)

Tasks

  • Support drop in, being present to answer doorbell, welcome and greet clients
  • Help prepare refreshments and computers, filing and mail
  • Complete paperwork and notes and assist clients with job searches/applications, housing searches and applications,
  • Take details for food parcel referrals, pack and distribute food parcels and log on database
  • Help unpack food deliveries or clothes donations
  • Answer the phone
  • Fundraise

To apply please visit the Lifeshare website and complete their online application form

 

Skills and qualities for the role:

Good communication and listening skills
Flexible, creative and adaptable
Practical, positive and patient
Respectful, non judgemental, approachable and friendly
Trustworthy, able to maintain boundaries and reliable
Assertive and able to resolve conflict and manage distress
Resilient and calm in a chaotic and busy environment
Good organisational and time management skills
Able to work independently and use own initiative
Able to work as part of a team, under supervision
Accurate efficient administration skills
IT skills
Knowledge of issues facing young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or exploitation, including gang involvement, sex work, crime, mental health issues and substance abuse
An understanding of confidentiality, safeguarding issues around vulnerable groups and health and safety (commitment to training provided)

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s