Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve. Our services help our clients improve their everyday living, become more independent and confident, meet new people, get better skills and find a job.
In-line with the recognised 5 steps to wellbeing, taking up a new hobby or activity allows people to develop not only a new skill, but also to gain a routine, meet new people and improve their confidence.
Our Community Engagement Volunteers will help participants access information and services, and take up activities to enable them to develop new skills, meet new people and improve their confidence. Volunteers could help
participants find out more information about different clubs and activities; accompany them to a support group
meeting; take them to a skills session at the local college or community provider. This may include planning how they get to groups and, in some cases, going with them for the first few times for moral support.
We're looking for people who:
- Want to help people work towards achievable goals
- Are able to work with vulnerable adults
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Have a professional manner and the ability to work independently
- Have patience and excellent listening skills.
It would also be helpful if you have worked in a mental health and well-being setting or have lived experience of a mental health condition.
- Suitable for under 18s
- DBS check required
- Training provided
Online training, and additional optional training available.
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
Volunteer Co-ordinator offers ongoing support and contact.
- Health and Safety Policy
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 16/02/2018
End Date: 16/02/2019
Flexible. We ask that volunteers are able to commit 4 hours per month or more if possible.
This opportunity is available in: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Southend
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