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Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project

Organisation overview:

Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project was established in 1974 by Leicester Shelter Group. We provide much-needed advice, help and support for people who have been homeless or facing serious housing problems in the City of Leicester and Leicestershire. We are currently Lottery funded and as part of that we are offering volunteer work placements that will help people to secure paid employment or a route into further education.

Role Title:

Volunteer work placement training

Time commitment:

6-week placement

Location of position:

13 Welford Road,

Leicester, LE2 7AD

Responsible to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Summary of role:

To gain valuable work experience as well as assisting with the smooth and efficient running of Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project (SHARP), mainly through Administrative and Casework assistance. This will include covering reception and administrative duties as necessary, working alongside caseworkers to deliver cases and helping to research and update database information.

Skills gained from placement:

  • Answering the phone.
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Photocopying and scanning
  • Being proficient in Microsoft Office databases and emails.
  • Experience of using client database (Advice Pro)
  • Taking client enquiries
  • Comfortable working as part of a team.
  • Not limited to the above


18yrs +

Not in employment

We will give priority to long term unemployed 3yrs +.

Be able to do a minimum of two days a week. Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday.

Desirable criteria:

Good IT knowledge

Social media experience

Fundraising experience

Benefits of volunteering

As a volunteer you will benefit by gaining new skills, work experience, and increasing your confidence and self-esteem. To help towards gaining employment.

Training and support:

Induction to the organisation

Full training on all aspects of the role

Support, advice, and guidance from our Volunteer coordinator

Reimbursement of expenses:

Shelter will only reimburse the cost of return travel via bus.

Contact Information:

Rebecca Toone

Volunteer Coordinator

Covid 19 measures

Social distancing in place, hand washing, access to hand sanitiser. Volunteer will have their own workstation.

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Posted on: 16 September 2020
Closing date: 15 December 2020
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