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Forest Hill, Greater London
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Job description

About the role

A Community outreach volunteer has a vital role to play as the link between Lewisham carers information&advice support service and the citizens of Lewisham – meaning individuals, communities, voluntary and community sector organisations and carer. As an outreach volunteer, you will promote and advance the aims and objectives of Lewisham carers information & advice service by becoming the ‘eyes and ears’ of the organisation, gathering people’s voices and lived experience of carers in the borough. This will form a fundamental part of the evidence base with which Lewisham carers information&advice service will seek to change and improve support for carers within the Borough

Key Tasks

  • To Support the neighbourhood officer to have a presence at events and distribute information on our behalf to different organisations
  • Actively promote the work of Lewisham carers information advice&support service
  • Assist the staff team to gather views of local people or people with certain needs or who use certain services (running focus groups, helping us to carry out consultations, help others complete surveys and questionnaires)
  • To attend meetings and supervisions as required

Is this the right role for me?

All volunteers will be expected to be:

  • Approachable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with people
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Able to feed back in writing on views heard
  • Have a commitment to helping local carers have a voice and improving local services
  • Be non-judgemental, open minded and able to separate your own experiences from those of other people and practice impartiality
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Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) is an independent organisation that gives people a voice to improve and shape services and help th... Read more

Posted on: 08 July 2020
Closing date: 06 October 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development,Support Worker
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