Domestic Incident Volunteer – RESEARCHER - TAMESIDE

STRIVE is a Greater Manchester initiative designed to reduce police call-outs and support families where they may be domestic disruption. STRIVE volunteers visit the homes of these families and support them, offering early intervention and signposting them to relevant services within the community that may be able to help. TLC: Talk, Listen, Change is Manchester’s own relationships charity and is the provider of this award-winning service in Trafford, Salford and Stockport. We are currently looking for micro volunteers to support our already-existing teams by conducting research on local community groups and services to go in the next edition of our sign-posting book and subsequent editions quarterly. Our sign-posting book is integral to our service and is used by STRIVE volunteers to connect the people they visit to local services, groups and organisations that may be able to help them. These can be things such as; counselling charities, religious groups, social networking groups, debt-support agencies and many more! Anything that we can direct people to, that will help them – goes in the sign-posting booklet!
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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:

You will be given one Borough throughout Greater Manchester to concentrate on
Key Duties Include:
• Commit to 1-2 days volunteering from home, every 3 months (how you split the time is up to you!)
• Using your own laptop/computer to research groups & agencies to go in the next edition of the sign-posting book
• Type up all agencies found in a standard format to send to that areas Volunteer Coordinator

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Over 21 years old only.
Good communication skills
Ability to work in a team

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Domestic violence, Families, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Research
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Talk Listen Change (TLC) (Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd)
Organisation Profile: We are one of the largest housing groups in England with more than 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands and by combining the strengths of two successful housing groups New Charter Group and Adactus Housing Group, Jigsaw Group creates new and exciting opportunities for tenants and customers. Our members build, renovate and manage low-cost housing for rent and sale. We work to help regenerate neighbourhoods and increase life opportunities for disadvantaged individuals and communities.