Manchester, Greater Manchester

Voluntary

About the organisation

Our Mission

Humankind creates services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping t... Read more

Job Description

We are looking for people who have knowledge of homelessness or issues including mental illness, offending, substance misuse, etc. Furthermore, lived experience is highly desirable.

As a volunteer you will support clients to have control over their own lives, feel happier and safer in their homes, learn skills for independent living and develop community connections. You will also support clients to participate in meaningful activities which could Include work, training, volunteering and interests/ hobbies.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and are open to offering other volunteering roles to suit an individual’s skills, interests and goals.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to develop their skills and knowledge within a supportive role and increase their practical experience and skillsets by working with those who have experienced homelessness, mental illness, substance misuse, offending, etc.

Although previous experience of support work is not necessary, you will be confident at communicating effectively with a range of individuals whilst remaining non-judgmental and understanding of a variety of issues our service users face. You will also be able to share your own experience in the hope of helping others.

The candidate must be honest and reliable, committed to attend training and engage in supervision, be prepared to volunteer their time and work within the policies and procedures of Humankind.