Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.
We develop and deliver high impact volunteer-led solutions across the UK in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today. We engage more than 23,000 volunteers and 115,000 beneficiaries every year through more than 100 active programmes across the UK.
Our work empowers disabled people to lead independent lives, offers security and stability to families and children, helps young people find their direction in life and enables older people to maintain their health and wellbeing.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
Help your community commute safely, offering a friendly face and advice - this is a great opportunity to give something back to your community and make a difference to others.
As you are aware, the impact of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the ability to access public transport. Journey Makers are here to provide support and guidance to commuters at Brighton and Eastbourne stations. This will help to restore community confidence in taking public transport which is so important because public transport is a critical tool for many individuals, connecting them to employment, education, support networks and volunteering opportunities.
What induction, training and support is offered?
Full induction with the volunteer manager.
Health and Safety at the station.
Dealing with the public.
ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) - online course with certificate.
On call and/or in situ support from volunteer manager during shifts and in between.
What skills or qualities are needed?
• The ability to show enthusiasm and have a sense of humour
• Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with the public (the volunteer manager will be happy to support you with this until you build up your confidence).
• Flexibility and resilience
• Be fit and healthy and reliable
Deadline for applications
23 Oct 2020
Children/families Disabled people Older people Other groups People with health problems People with mental health problems
Advocacy/advice Other activities Volunteering as part of a team