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ORGANIZATION: connection support

Connection Support has a range of services providing support to people at risk of homelessness or on the edge of needing social care. We work with people made vulnerable through debt, mental health issues, substance misuse, learning disability, and physical disabilities.

Volunteers play a key role in the provision of vital services to our clients.

Are you a reliable handyperson who can undertake, upkeep, and repair a range of tasks for our housing support clients?

  • Do you have 1-2 hours a week to make basic home improvements to client’s accommodation?
  • Are you a dab hand at DIY and want to put your handyperson skills to good use?
  • Do you have an interest in motivating people to make positive changes in their lives through acquiring new skills?

If you can answer 'yes’ to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

Your role will include carrying out basic household repairs and alterations such as:

  • Gardening work
  • Flat pack furniture assembly
  • Putting up curtain rails/blinds
  • Hanging pictures and shelves

Skills required

No volunteering experience is required however the below skills are essential:

  • Practical skills in DIY and/or gardening
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Excellent people skills to enable you to work with a range of individuals with complex backgrounds

  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Respect confidentiality
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients in a non-patronising way

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About connection support

Location:

Suite 16 challenge house, sherwood drive, milton keynes, buckinghamshire MK3 6DP, GB

Mission Statement

Connection Support has a range of services providing support to people at risk of homelessness or on the edge of needing social care. We work with people made vulnerable through debt, family circumstances, mental health issues, substance misuse, care leavers, learning disability, age, and physical disabilities. We focus on individuals, to understand their unique set of circumstances, challenges and abilities. They tell us what they want to achieve, their goals and aspirations and we will work with them, providing practical and emotional support to help them to build the skills and confidence to deal with the ups and downs of life.

Description

Volunteers play a key role in the provision of vital services to our clients.
Knowing you have helped someone is an amazing feeling, but there is so much more to gain. New friends, new skills and experience, and confidence, to name but a few!
Volunteers are an integral part of Connection Support so you can be sure your time will be valued.
Not everyone has someone to turn to in a crisis, a friend they can chat to or someone to lend a practical hand or teach them how to navigate online. Connection Support volunteers help fill those gaps and, in doing so, often make a lasting difference to another person’s life.
We have many different services to help a wide range of clients and just a few of our statistics for the last 3 years - 99% of clients were supported in avoiding eviction, 99% of referrals were assessed within 3 years, 21 million has been saved in public funds by keeping these clients off the streets.
If you would like to make a difference than connection support is waiting for you

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Community, Homeless & Housing, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Challenge HouseSherwood DriveBletchleyMilton Keyens, Buckingham United Kingdom

(52.04062,-0.75942)
 

SKILLS

  • Interior / Exterior Decorating

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours per week for a period of up to 3 months
  • Fuel expenses covered

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