Volunteer Connector

Together Co

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We are looking for volunteers to give short-term and goal-focused support, with the eventual aim of giving our clients more confidence to engage with their interests. This could involve supporting someone to go to choir practice, a craft group, a community allotment, or for a walk around the park for the first time following a previous fall. Giving your time could help connect someone with the outside world and their community.

The connector role tasks are really varied and guided by the people we work with. 

The commitment varies, you may be asked to do a one-off task of around 2-3 hours, or you may be asked to support someone for 1-2 hours each week for 6 weeks. The role can allow for gaps in between each connector task. We ask that you commit to at least 6 months of volunteering, where possible, but this could be spread over a longer time period.

You will also be asked to report back on your connector activities.

Skills

  • Communicating well with people who may be going through difficult times, and building rapport.
  • Emotionally resilient and self-aware,
  • Ability to support people non-judgmentally.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and act as a link between people and all that is happening in the community.

Benefits

  • Connects you to others 
  • Fun and fulfilling  
  • Can advance your career, particularly good opportunity for people looking to gain experience for social care, health and charity sectors.

Practical Considerations

Volunteers will be reimbursed for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

When do I need to be available?

Details 2 hours a week. We would like you to be able to commit to a minimum of six months.
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • 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