Volunteer Support Worker/Mentor

We aim to help other people lead a more fulfilling life through the power of quality peer mentoring. We support those experiencing multiple disadvantages such as homelessness, offending, substance misuse and mental health issues. Community Led Initiatives CIC was set up by people who had been to prison and faced the difficulty in building a new life when released.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

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

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

There is no typical day as everyone is a unique person with different needs of support.

Duties may include:

• Helping people build lasting relationships with others – family and friends
• Helping people navigate the housing and benefits system.
• Introducing people to new fun social activities and peer networking
• Supporting people to attend health and wellbeing appointments.
• Walking alongside people, guiding and offering solutions and choices.
• Encouraging people to engage with other services

Skill and Qualifications Required:

We are looking for people:

• with a passion for change
• who are empathetic and reliable
• confident and proactive
• positive and committed
• can be a positive role model to vulnerable individuals.
• Available for 4-6 hours a week, ideally over 2 days for 6 months +

We welcome people with personal experience of the issues we support people with - offending, substance misuse, mental ill health for example.

Areas of Interest: Addiction, Crime, Domestic violence, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: People seeking work, University students, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Coaching, Lending a helping hand, Mentoring, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Managing people, Negotiating, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Community Led initiatives CIC
Organisation Profile: Community Led Initiatives CIC was set up by people who had been to prison and faced the difficulty in building a new life when released. We aim to help other people lead a more fulfilling life through the power of quality peer mentoring. We support those experiencing multiple disadvantages such as homelessness, offending, substance misuse and mental health issues. We recruit, train and support volunteers through their mentoring journey and help people to access paid employment if they so wish. We work in your local community supporting and advocating for people struggling in life. Its a very rewarding role. and to be part of someone's journey is an honour and a privilege. Roles available across Greater Manchester including Oldham, Rochdale, Thameside.