Crisis Intervention Volunteer

The Crisis Intervention volunteer will provide practical advice to clients who need urgent or immediate help
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

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

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

Interview clients in order to allow clients to explain their problems and empower them to set their own priorities.
 Research and explore options and implications so that clients can make informed decisions
 Act for the client where necessary by calculating, negotiating, drafting or writing letters and telephoning
 Maintain case records for the purpose of continuity of casework, information retrieval, statistical monitoring and report preparation

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Ability to interview clients using sensitive listening and questioning skills to get to the root of issues and empower clients, whilst maintaining structure and control of meetings.
 Effective oral and written communication skills
 Ability to work with a wide variety of people and as part of a team.
 Ability to use IT in the provision of advice, record keeping and document production
 Ability to research, analyse and interpret complex information
 Ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively and a willingness to challenge constructively

Areas of Interest: Health and wellbeing, Homeless, Social care
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Event, Groups, Older people, People seeking work, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Listening, Negotiating, Organising
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Sanctuary Trust