Outreach Support Worker Volunteer Roles in Newcastle
We are seeking to diversify our board! We are looking for one Trustee. Do you have a passion for sex workers’ rights and safety? Do you want to be part of a charity with vital real-world impact? Do you have the time and skills to guide NUM’s board and staff towards its mission? Then we’d love to hear from you.
We are especially keen to receive applications from people of colour, others with marginalised identities and sex work experience. If you’d like to speak with someone in advance of applying for the role of Trustee, please contact our general inbox admin[at]uglymugs[dot]org with Trustee Enquiry in the subject line.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘end all forms of violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes and harm they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others of potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
We have a dedicated casework team of industry experts who support sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services as determined by victims/survivors to cope and recover from crimes they experience in the ways they choose. We also host a range of other projects in racial justice, mental health, drop-in support (Scotland), and vocational exploration.
Our main aims are to:
Increase sex worker safety and prevent crime and harms against this diverse population of adults.
Support sex workers in generating knowledge and sharing their experiences in ways that advance the well-being of their communities, increase the social inclusion of sex workers and an end discrimination, criminalisation, and violence.
Provide survivor-centred, trauma-informed support services.
Facilitate sex workers in safely accessing the public services of their choosing and in educating communities of stakeholders to ensure that:
sex workers are the ones characterising their work and defining their circumstances, needs and priorities.
services are informed about the needs and priorities of sex workers in order to promote non-judgemental treatment and respectful engagement.
all sex workers, irrespective of class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, status in the country and type of sex work, receive consistent, protective responses from police when they access them for help.
sex workers inform justice, victim support, anti-violence and inclusion health initiatives in ways that improve their wellbeing and increase their engagement in civil society.
We serve sex workers of all genders, ages, abilities, cultures and modes of work and offer a digital reporting and alerting mechanism to warn these communities about dangerous individuals who may target them. We provide individualised specialist support from experiential support staff and others trained as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) who ensure sex workers have the information and resources needed to make important choices about their lives.
NUM has 17 members of staff, and 8 board members
NUM had over 9000 members, 80% of whom were sex workers
Our Case Work Team provided direct support to over 737 sex workers and processed 519 reports of violence containing 794 accounts of harm
We sent over 760,000 alerts to sex workers to prevent further violence
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter (of no more than two sides of A4) and a CV (which can detail volunteering and/or employment experience) through CharityJobs or by email to admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org
Role is open until filled.
Please read our role descriptions attached to find out more about who we’re looking for.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Non renumerated roles
Remote – with occasional presence at the Prout Bridge Project in Beaminster
The Prout Bridge Charity is a small but mighty charity based in West Dorset and we are seeking to expand the expertise within our team on a voluntary basis. We are a local cornerstone charity, nurturing the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children, young people and adults.
Our services include:
Safe and supportive youth clubs where our young people can thrive, in sports, music, art, outdoor and other activities. Physical activities on offer include football, hockey, basketball, rounders, badminton, tennis, table tennis, scooters, skateboarding, running and games. We also have a youth band - the Phoenix.
Experienced youth worker mental health support in schools and one-to-one sessions for young people who are struggling + outreach in the town, skatepark and surrounding villages
A free adult counselling service for anyone over 16 that people can turn to in crisis and time of need
A community hub, bringing people together in local social, sports and craft groups + a baby and parent group, providing a safe warm space, and giving easy access to the Food Bank, Citizens Advice, Read Easy adult literacy and the Bridport Clothing Bank.
We are looking to expand the skillset on our Board of Trustees and would welcome contact from individuals who evidence experience of working in the charity or not for profit sector.
Experience we are looking for would be around corporate, community and/or major donor fundraising however if you have exposure to a particular area of fundraising and are compelled by our cause we would love to hear from you. Relationship development is pivotal to our success therefore understanding what motivates an individual or organisation to support us will be key.
As a charity we can offer you the experience of working with a hands-on Board of Trustees and exposure to understanding the workings of a small but impactful charity, across all levels. We also have a great volunteer network who work brilliantly as a team which you will be part of. If you are looking for an opportunity to be hands on and learn with us as we sustain our future, we would love to hear from you. Previous experience as a volunteer/trustee is not essential however fundraising knowledge is key.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.