Outreach Volunteer

Health and social care | People and communities | Homelessness and housing

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Location: 642 Forest Road, Walhamstow, London, E17 3EF (see map)

Travel: Wood Street station. Waltham Forest Town Hall bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • As an Outreach Volunteer you will be assisting outreach workers to carry out shifts, adding vital capacity to the team, and enabling us to engage with more rough sleepers that have been referred both via StreetLink and those already known to the team.
  • Our Outreach Volunteers work with the outreach worker and support with navigation, client assessments, note taking and recording the contacts on CHAIN (database used for recording of contacts with rough sleepers).
  • We work with clients with various support needs including substance misuse, physical health issues, mental health issues and immigration issues. Our role involves identifying an appropriate route away from the street and this may take the form of Supported Housing, Private Rented Accommodation, Detox and Rehab or support to return to their home country.

What impact will this have?

  • We work with a lot of clients with different support needs. This work can be challenging at times but it is a highly rewarding feeling when you are able to support someone to leave the street and become resettled.
  • As one of the largest providers of outreach services for people who are rough sleeping in England, we go out each night to meet people sleeping rough and help them to move away from the streets in a number of boroughs across London and in counties across England.
  • Volunteering at St Mungo’s is a fantastic way to gain skills and experience to enter paid employment in the sector.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • All of our roles require a 6 month commitment.

Expenses

  • Travel for volunteering and training

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal

Location

642 Forest Road, Walhamstow, London, E17 3EF

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