Activities Volunteer - Manchester
Come join our volunteering team to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ranked 2023 Q3 by Best Companies as the 6th best charity to work for in the UK, Medaille Trust is one of the UK’s leading charities in the fight against modern slavery. Our innovative model is based on three principles: Prevent, Protect and Pursue. We are one of the UK’s largest providers of survivor services, with ten safehouses and six outreach hubs, staffed round the clock by specialist staff, working with more than 600 men, women and dependent children each year. We work to raise awareness in the UK and to provide preventive work in source countries. Our Pursue work helps survivors to engage with police and within the legal system to seek justice and to secure convictions against their perpetrators.
We are looking for an Activities Volunteer to help deliver recreational activities to our service users, tasks will include:
•Welcoming visitors and service users to the hub, helping them sign in, directing them to the hub space, helping service users to engage within a group setting, helping with any activity sessions that take place on or off the premises.
•Physical sporting activities such as football, cricket, rugby, group cycling etc.
•Playing board games, creative – arts, music, photography.
•Consulting clients to gain their feedback about what sessions they would like to participate in.
•Helping clients to engage within a group setting.
You will offer a safe and comfortable experience for all clients, showing awareness of clients varying physical and mental well-being needs.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience and motivations. Whatever your reason for deciding to volunteer, we want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and know just how much we value your support.
This role requires maturity, and an ability to engage with male adults in a trauma informed way, while working alongside staff members to deliver the service in line with agreed procedures and systems.
Volunteers need to:
•Be at least 18 years old
•Be able to get to the venue based in Manchester
•Be able to commit to every fortnight
•Be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English
•Be willing to have an enhanced DBS check
•Have knowledge and understanding of human trafficking issues or willingness to learn
•Have knowledge of mental health issues and the challenges faced or a willingness to learn
•Have an understanding of the importance of professional boundaries in the role
To apply please visit our website and complete an application form.