Spotlight Co-ordinator Volunteer Assistant

The volunteer will be assisting our Spotlight Co-ordinator at our base in Tameside. The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn about the community and support/social work whilst getting an inside look at housing procedures and prisons.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• To prepare support assessment documentation packs.
• To attend and assist the Spotlight Coordinator at appointments with service users who require support with housing related issues.
• To attend and assist the Spotlight Coordinator at appointments with offenders and ex offenders who require support with housing related issues.
• To assist Spotlight Coordinator with housing surgeries at prison premises
• To research support agencies; services; community organisations; activities and opportunities appropriate to our service users’ supports needs.
• To assist with the low level support needs of our service users.
• To adhere to Adullam’s Values:
Valuing the individual; Integrity & Fairness; Striving for Excellence
• To Adhere to Adullam’s policies and procedures such as health & safety; confidentiality; data protection; code of conduct; and lone working

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Non judgemental
• Good Listener
• Empathetic
• Good Communication skills
• Team work
• Punctual
• Approachable
• Reliable

Areas of Interest: Ex-offenders, Homeless, Housing, Poverty, Prisoners
Opportunity suitable for: Older people, People seeking work, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Mentoring, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Listening, Negotiating, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Adullum Homes Housing Association Ltd.
Organisation Profile: People from all walks of life can experience vulnerability at some point in their lives. Adullam Homes is committed to providing shelter and support. To assist residents and service users we provide tailored support programmes, based on an individuals’ need, which enables residents to improve their quality of life and live independently. In delivering high quality planned support residents gain confidence, learn to maintain their tenancy and gain budgeting skills which equips them with the necessary skills to fulfil their potential. Alongside this we encourage and develop peer mentoring so that residents can share their stories of hope with others; accompanied by the learning, training and employment programmes, work placements and job opportunities we offer through matt25, we seek to restore hope and dignity.