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Rough Sleeper Outreach Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: connection support
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3 people are interested
The Connection Outreach Service (COS) aims to support rough sleepers into stable, safe and sustainable accommodation, empowering the client to achieve and maintain independent living.
We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our Outreach Support workers, to undertake early morning wake up calls on rough sleepers who have been identified or referred to the service.
How you’ll help:
* Support the Outreach Worker in locating rough sleepers referred to the service.
* Work alongside the Outreach Worker in assessing the needs of rough sleepers. This is
with the aim of helping and supporting them to access and maintain secure and suitable
* Volunteers can also assist the Outreach worker with the tasks that take place after the
street-based work, if they wish. This may involve making referrals to accommodation or
other services, accompanying clients to appointments or meeting with partner agencies.
We ask that you demonstrate:
* A non-judgemental attitude, as you will be working with a wide variety of people. Many
of those we work with have only very recently found themselves to be homeless, which
can be for a variety of reasons.
* Compassion and understanding, as those you will be working with are in difficult
circumstance and will likely be vulnerable.
* Ability to respect confidentiality
* Access to own transport helpful but not essential. The Outreach work covers a large
geographical, often rural, area. Alternative transport can be arrange, and travel expenses
* Ability to commit to a few hours volunteering on a weekly basis
Hours are from 5:30am for 2½- 3½ hours, Mon-Fri (depending on your availability).
About connection support
Suite 16 challenge house, sherwood drive, milton keynes, buckinghamshire MK3 6DP, GB
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.
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
First TurnWolvercoteOxford, Oxon OX2 8AHUnited Kingdom
July 31, 2023
- Mental Health
- Community Outreach
- People Skills
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Hours are from 5:30am for 2½- 3½ hours, Mon-Fri (depending on your availability).
- We will ask for two references, and perform an enhanced DBS check. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.