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Journey Maker.

Description of the role:

Volunteer 'Journey Makers' are required to help commuters at Ipswich and Manningtree Rail Stations to safely return to using public transport.
Based on the idea of the'Olympic Games Makers' Volunteering Matters in partnership with the Department for Transport and Greater Anglia are providing volunteers to be the friendly 'meet and greet' at each station and to help passengers to remember to wear their face coverings and to observe social distancing - as well as helping passengers who may be anxious about travelling or may be unfamiliar with the changed layout of the stations.

Opportunity Activities: Community Work, Employee and Group Volunteering, General and Helping, Local Events
Start Date: 1st August 2020
End Date: 30th September 2020
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

We need you to be friendly, reasonably confident with people and willing to spend up to three hours 'on shift' at one of the stations. You can do anything from one to ten shifts per week and anything from two to six weeks with us - we are very flexible and would love to hear from you if you are interested.

What skills will be learned / gained?

Confidence in dealing with people, working in a team, commitment, reliability, health and safety and safeguarding

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Details of restriction:

The nature of the role requires us to set the age limit

Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

One hour online introduction to include role, responsibilities, health and safety and safeguarding and a one hour on site induction

Extra information:

Ipswich is the first station in the UK to have Journey Makers - you can help to make this a great success for our community

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Volunteering Matters
Organisation Profile:

To develop and deliver high impact volunteer- led social action solutions in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today.