Social Connection Volunteer at Justlife

Works with people experiencing homeless to progress into towards and into safe, healthy and stable lifestyle, including more secure accommodation, and making links with the community.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

ADVERT - SOCIAL CONNECTION VOLUNTEER (JUSTLIFE)
The Social Connection Project is a brand new initiative that has been created to provide essential support to people moving away from homelessness. Our team of volunteers will help our beneficiaries address the main challenges of isolation and social barriers by helping beneficiaries to:
make healthy social connections,
become involved in with activities around to their interests, and that would benefit their physical and mental health and
self-manage their lives.
We are now looking for people who are passionate about supporting people to build links with their community, are non-judgemental, reliable, patient and flexible. The commitment would be for a minimum of 2 hours fortnightly for a minimum of 6 months and maximum of a year.
To find out more, come along to our Open Evening on 4th February 6-7.30 PM at One Church, Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN14AA (front entrance) where, over drinks and nibbles, you will hear more about the Social Connection Project. To register your place email lucy@justlife.org or vanessa@justlife.org or call 0300 123 1550 and ask for Lucy or Vanessa.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Open evening which will present the aims of the project, and introduction to the beneficiaries.
Further 2 hours training on safeguarding, and the pathway, process that volunteers would follow.
9-5 Monday to Friday phone access to a member of the Justlife team.
Regular 6 weekly 1-1's with a member of the Justlife team.

What skills or qualities are needed?

We are looking for people who are passionate about supporting people to build links with their community, are non-judgemental, reliable, patient and flexible.

More info
Organisation

Justlife

Deadline for applications

4 Feb 2020

Categories

Homeless people Other groups People with drugs/alcohol problems People with health problems People with mental health problems

Activities

Advocacy/advice Befriending Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?

No

Expenses paid?

Yes

Childcare available?

No

Contact name

Vanessa O'Shea or Lucy Trott

Phone number

03001231550

Email address

vanessa@justlife.org.uk