Volunteer

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You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer at the Huggard.

Kitchen Volunteer:

About the Kitchen: The kitchen opens every day of the year providing affordable meals to service users. It has a five star hygiene rating and is run by volunteers and staff.

Key Tasks: preparing food, serving clients, keeping the kitchen clean, handling money, helping with food storage.

What skills you need: Happy to work in a busy environment; happy working alongside service users, happy undertaking practical tasks; flexibility, ability to follow guidelines and procedures regarding food hygiene and other tasks.

A minimum regular weekly commitment of one day per week (or two half days) is required. This can include weekends.

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Development Team and Day Centre Volunteer:

About the Development Team: The development team co-ordinate activities in the day centre. They also provide help and advice on training and finding work.

Key tasks: might include working in the clothes store, helping service users with IT or job searches, taking part in activities around the day centre or accompanying staff and service users on activities away from the centre.

What skills you need: You will need to enjoy meeting people and have an outgoing personality. You will need to be able to work with a wide range of service users and understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.

You will need disclosure and barring check (CRB check) for this role.

A minimum regular commitment of one day per week (or two half days) Monday to Friday is required.

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Bond Board Volunteer:

About the Bond Board: The Bond Board help people secure and maintain a home in the private rented sector through help finding property, negotiating with landlords, resolving benefit issues and providing bonds. The scheme also supports people in the initial stages of their tenancy.

Key tasks: Meeting with clients, arranging viewings, answering the phone and emails as well as administrative duties such as database inputting and filing. You may also be involved liaising with landlords and other agencies.

What skills you need: You will be happy to work in a methodical, professional and organised way. You will be happy working with the public and communicating in person and in writing. You will need to be comfortable in using IT including entering information on a database and using email. You will need disclosure and barring check (CRB check) for this role.

A minimum commitment of one day per week (or two half days) Monday to Friday is required. We would normally need a fixed commitment, but we may be able to offer some flexibility.

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Advocate Volunteer:

About the advocacy service: The advocacy service provides help and assistance to our day centre users. Help is given in a number of areas including benefits, housing and immigration. The service provides help with things like form filling and appeals against benefit sanctions as well as working with other agencies such as the Job Centre, Local Authorities and advice services to resolve problems.

Key Tasks: Assisting the Day Centre Advocate to give advice and support to service users, providing administrative help to the Day Centre Advocate and keeping paper and database records up to date.

What Skills you will need: You will enjoy helping people and have good attention to detail. You will be a good listener and will need to learn and act quickly. If dealing with clients you will need to be able to work under pressure.

You will need to be IT literate, have good administrative skills and good attention to detail. You will enjoy working with people and be happy to work in a busy and pressured environment. You will need to be a good communicator and listener.

You will need disclosure and barring check (CRB check) for this role.

A minimum regular commitment of one day per week (or two half days) Monday to Friday is required.

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Substance Misuse Volunteer:

About the Sub stance Misuse Service: The service exists to help clients experiencing substance misuse problems. The service helps people stay safe and seeks to help people control their substance misuse.

Key tasks: You will help the substance misuse worker work with clients in particular helping with the needle exchange and helping with monitoring systems.

What skills you will need: You will be a good listener and enjoy working with a wide range of people. You will need a non- judgemental and empathetic attitude. You will have good admin skills and be able work in a methodical way.

You will need disclosure and barring check (CRB check) for this role.

A minimum regular commitment of one day per week (or two half days) Monday to Friday is required.

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Administration Volunteer:

About administration at the Huggard: There are a number of “back office “functions that are essential to the smooth running of the Huggard centre.

Key tasks: You will help with tasks such as answering the telephone, filing, updating the database and sorting the post.

What skills you will need: You will need to have good administration skills and good attention to detail. Strong IT skills would be an advantage.

A minimum commitment of one day per week (or two half days) Monday to Friday is required. We would normally need a fixed commitment, but we may be able to offer some flexibility.

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