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Volunteer Support worker

Winners Community Group CIC

Winners Community Group promotes social integration, health and wellbeing to reduce the level of inequality among local old people from BAME communities.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • To work alongside a member of the management committee responsible for day to day running of the organisation for purpose of enhancing performance and growing the organisation
  • Managing service workers workload in relation to health and wellbeing programmes
  • Responsible for health and safety of service users, sign posting to other services, providing advocacy services and drawing up activity rota
  • Maintaining link arrangements with other service providers in the borough
  • Perform limited fundraising functions.

Benefits to volunteer

  • Experience of working with older people from the BAME community
  • Exposure to BAME groups allowing for an opportunity to build future contacts
  • An opportunity to gain hands on experience to enhance CV
  • Fulfilment of knowing you are helping people living in isolation
  • Fulfilment of helping to create job opportunities
  • Learning from members in the group
  • Detailed reference after six months regular volunteering.

What skills do I need?

Skills, experience, attributes and qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to work in a flexible and adaptable manner
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work with minimal support
  • Trustworthy and compassionate
  • Show evidence of experience as a support worker with a general level of education
  • Mobile phone
  • Internet access
  • Minimum age requirement: 18+
  • DBS checks

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Volunteering will take place in the community of Redbridge. There is flexibility but ideally looking for a minimum commitment of 2.5 hours per week for six months. Mainly needed on Thursdays.

Where does this role take place?

Winner's Community Group CIC
Vine Church
Holstock Road

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Register your interest

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  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Community Safety
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Older People
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Befriending
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Application Process
  • DBS Check
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
    There are opportunities to get to know other volunteers and meet up at events.
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Volunteer will have regular one to one supervision meetings
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible toilet facilities
    There are accessible toilet facilities at the different sites
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Travel/mileage
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
    18 plus.
  • DBS checks - additional information
    DBS required - if you do not have Winners can arrange this for you.
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Two references required from family, professional or education to cover a minimum of two years.
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    six months
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Ilford Train Station/Shopping Mall
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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