RESET Volunteer Support Worker
Summary of Volunteer Role
We are looking for volunteers to attend visits with Support Workers when they are meeting with clients who unable to be lone worked due offending history. Meetings can take place in their homes (depending on the risk) or in a public place e.g. library, coffee shop, prisons.
Occasionally, volunteers will be able to attend job centres appointments with the clients, help them to get referred to other services and look for volunteering opportunities or pursuing hobbies or just simply provide a listening ear.
Volunteers will be able to provide some admin support as an additional task.
About RESET Project
The project provides support for ex-offenders to access accommodation and make positive life choices to reduce the risk of them reoffending and returning to prison.
We help client with
Finding accommodation and then providing intensive tenancy sustainment support. Support with accessing benefit entitlements, getting back into employment, accessing training, education.
Help to set up utilities, pay bills. Linking in with services in the community to avoid isolation.
Support to access help with physical or mental health issues, drug or alcohol issues. Clients may include individuals with substance misuse and mental health issues to enable independent living.
Skills For This Role
No previous experience is required
1-2 hours per week during working hours Monday - Friday
How clients access your support as a volunteer
Support workers lease with the volunteering service
Online training courses such as safeguarding vulnerable adults, Children and other in house training opportunities. Volunteer will receive ongoing support from a volunteer Supervisor
How to apply
Please show your initial interest by completing our volunteer contact form (https://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/volunteer/). Our Volunteer Co-ordinator will then call you to discuss the role so please be sure to include a mobile. At this point there is no commitment you are just expressing interest to find out more about the role.
What is the Process?
You will have access to volunteer manual with key policies and other detailed policies as relevant via Office 365 on OneDrive. Each volunteer has a Connection Support email address which is used to communicate with you and so you can received organisation-wide news. You are an important part of our team.