'The Bridge' Homeless Hub - Volunteer Project Assistant

'The Bridge' Homeless Hub - Volunteer Project Assistant

Posted for Blackpool Salvation Army

Posted by Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde

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The services that we offer at 'The Bridge @ The Salvation Army' are enriched by committed volunteers who are passionate about showing hospitality and hope to people experiencing homelessness in various forms. Working alongside staff members, other volunteers, you’ll prepare the venue, welcome guests to the project and encourage guests to participate in making ‘The Bridge’ a great place to be.

Role description

• Build strong relationships with clients and other volunteers

• Follow procedures for the effective running of the shift

• Cooperate with colleagues and offer help and support

• As directed by shift coordinator, fulfil tasks such as:

o Assist with the registration process

o Welcome and register guests

o Kitchen assistant – preparing food, washing up, etc

o Facilitating distribution of clothing, food parcels and toiletry packs

o Assisting clients with laundry facilities

o Serve clients meals and refreshments

o Signing clients to appropriate services

o Share a meal with and have conversations with guests

o Help maintain a clean and hospitable area

o Encourage clients to engage with activities as appropriate

• Share good news stories and feedback ideas about how to make the project a great place to be

• Communicate your availability with the project coordinator, including lateness and absences


What skills do I need?

Skills, experience and qualifications required

• Ability to work as part of a team

• Ability to follow guidelines and direction from team leader

• Calm under pressure and when responding to challenging behaviour

• Willing to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army but respectful of people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds


Posted for Blackpool Salvation Army

Posted by Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde website to express your interest.

Details

  • Age restrictions
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Location:

The Salvation Army
Raikes Parade
Blackpool
FY1 4EL

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde website to express your interest.

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