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Volunteer for Community Circles

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Description of the role:

Access Community Trust provides services to young persons in need of housing support, employment support and emotional wellbeing. We are looking for someone to go alongside the person, gain their trust and accompany them in their journey towards where they want to be, as set out in their personal support plan.

Opportunity Activities: Advice, Information and Support, Befriending and Buddying, Community Work, Mentoring
Availability required:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

What skills are needed?

A need to be very encouraging of the person ... Empathy, compassion, understanding and persistence, in these very challenging times. Not to judge and make assumptions.

What skills will be learned / gained?

Teamwork, as we pull together to achieve the aims of the support plan. Personal development through your social action, gaining insights into many areas where Access Community Trust offers support. Also, resilience - "bouncebackability".

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

90-minute induction

Extra information:

As a member of the Access family, you enjoy the same status and benefits as paid staff. Many of us started as Access volunteers. You will be invited on courses to support you in your rôle and in your professional development generally.


About the Opportunity Host Organisation


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Host Organisation: Access Community Trust
Organisation Profile:

Our vision is to promote social inclusion for the community benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.