Social Connection Project Volunteer

Justlife

Register your Interest

Justlife’s Social Connection project pairs someone moving away from homelessness with a befriending volunteer who supports them in overcoming social barriers, isolation and loneliness.

We aim to match people with shared interests, identities or life experiences.

Once matched befriending volunteers and the person they are matched with meet one-to-one and do an activity of their choice, whether that's going for a walk, trying something new or just going for a coffee and a chat.

Matches usually meet up weekly for a minimum of 6 months or longer term 6 months to a year plus. This will be determined by the matched pair and the social connection coordinator through regular reviews.


Skills

We are looking for people who are passionate about supporting people to build links with their community, are non-judgemental, reliable, patient and flexible. Experience of mentoring others with lived experience of homelessness or working with the homeless community and other marginalised and vulnerable groups would be an asset but aren't necessary.

Benefits

  • Satisfaction that you are helping someone to reach that final step of exiting homeless.
  • Monthly one to one supervision and regular peer support meetings, and training. 
  • Funded travel and refreshment expenses.


Practical Considerations

Time commitment 

Matches usually meet up weekly for a minimum of 6 months or longer term 6 months to a year plus. This will be determined by the matched pair and the social connection coordinator through regular reviews.


When do I need to be available?

Details 1 hour weekly, exact meetings times will be agreed by the two parties. Attendance of one to one supervision and peer support meetings is expected.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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