Domestic Incident Volunteer Role – VISITS- ROCHDALE

A STRIVE Domestic Incident Volunteer is volunteering on low level domestic incident alongside the GMP. It is not only couples, but you would be volunteering with families within the immediate unit.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

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

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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Volunteering for TLC; Talk Listen Change you would be attending homes looking at what area clients need help. Such as; employment, confidence, solicitors, community centres, befriending and debt advice centres etc…...you would then signpost clients onto the agencies that would be of benefit to them. You could be working with one family unit from one visit and up to possibly three visits depending on how much early intervention they need. However, I must stress we are not looking to create dependencies we are looking to get people to help themselves.

The idea behind the project is that if we can help people straight away from the first call out to the police, this will reduce further call outs in the future.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

You must be 21+ to apply, driving licence and access to a car is preferable but not essential. Full training on successful interview and references is provided. After training volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 ½ hours per week.

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Domestic violence, Families, Mental Health, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Mentoring, Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Talking to others, 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.