Drop-in Volunteer: Speak Out East

Brighton and Hove Speak Out

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We are currently on the hunt from some volunteers to help support our weekly Speak Out East drop-ins.

Speak Out East is a weekly drop-in for people with learning disabilities in East Brighton, helping to prevent loneliness and social isolation. People get together over a drink and snack at St. George’s Church Café in Kemp Town between 11am and 1 pm on a Thursday. We aim to support people to be more involved in their local community and make connections with others at the drop-in and the wider community in East Brighton

The role involves:

  • To help facilitate weekly drop-in meetings with other volunteers and staff.
  • Work with people with learning disabilities to become more independent and try new things away from the drop-in.
  • Support people with learning disabilities to develop supportive relationships and friendships.
  • Support people with learning disabilities to feel more confident accessing mainstream services.

Skills

  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Good listening and observational skills.
  • To be non-judgmental and respectful towards people.
  • Understand the value of independent advocacy and need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • A willingness to develop skills, engage in supervision and undertake training as required.
  • Basic IT skills that include Word, Outlook or similar.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to use and expand upon your existing experience and skills.
  • Access to a range of free courses and training.
  • Be part of a team committed to a better, more equal and inclusive society.

When do I need to be available?

Details 2 hours, every Thursday, from 11am - 1pm
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

St George's Church
St George's Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1ED

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training