About the Support Volunteer role
Volunteer Manager: Support Worker or Area Services Manager
Available locations: You can join the team as a Support Volunteer at any of the following locations – Aylesbury House, Bath House, Belfast House, Bracknell House, Chertsey House (two), Crawley House, Didcot House (two), Farnborough House, Fleet House, Haywards Heath House, Littlehampton House, Northampton House, Oxford House, Slough House, St Albans House, Walsall House, Woking House.
Commitment: Minimum one hour per week; we’d love it if you could do more. This can be agreed with your volunteer manager.
What you'll be doing
- Helping run Life Skills sessions with the Life House clients, helping them with cooking, parenting, money and budgeting, and healthy relationships.
- Doing activities inside and outside the house with the clients and Support Workers.
- Role-modelling good listening, kindness, and compassion.
- Supporting clients as they fill out forms and access the local community.
What you'll need
- A passion for making a difference to women and children (no formal experience needed).
- A friendly and helpful attitude.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Patience, sensitivity, reliability, and good listening and communication skills.
You’ll need to complete an Enhanced DBS check for this role, which we’ll pay for.
What it's like being a Support Volunteer
“I’ve been volunteering teaching weekly or fortnightly cooking life skills for nearly a year now. I love getting to know the girls and their babies, earning their trust and bonding with them over cooking! The loveliest time has been meeting one client who was pregnant throughout our cooking sessions, seeing her pregnancy progress and then finally meeting her baby for the first time! That was very special. It’s amazing how rewarding volunteering is – definitely go for it!”
Oli, Support Volunteer