Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole
Time Commitment: Approximately 2- 4 hours per week (hours will vary)
Role Description: SafeSleep is a community partnership scheme offering those experiencing rough sleeping a safe way to rest, plan and connect. Each community team is made up of 3 volunteer roles: Team Leaders, Responders (providing short-term support) and Connectors (providing long-term support).
Team Leaders will act as a point of contact with Faithworks staff, lead a team as they respond to and connect with guests and ensure guests are safe in emergency accommodation over weekends and bank holidays, oversee the weekend rota for Responder team members, provide back up in the event that no Responders are available, provide team support and act as SafeSleep champion in the local area.
Leaders will also arrange Sunday socials, trips and activities as a community, host formal and social team volunteer events and be available to meet and support other Team Leaders across BCP.
All volunteers will need to attend Volunteers Training which will include safeguarding, lone working, confidentiality as well as finding out more about SafeSleep – please book your free place below. A DBS check will also be completed for each volunteer.
Key Attributes Needed: a good listener, compassionate, understanding, resilient, enthusiastic, determined and trustworthy, flexible in responding to situations, well-organised and a team player.
You Will Gain Experience in: leading a team of volunteers, being part of a brand new project, understanding the needs of those who were/are at risk of sleeping on the streets, gain a knowledge of homelessness support available across BCP, applying your faith in a practical and caring way.
For more information please contact David Chidwick by phoning 01202 429037.