If you have any questions or if you need advice:01246 498204
Aims of Volunteer role:
The Street Outreach team has been an important part of Pathways since August 2017. Every month, more than 50 street interventions are carried out across the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire area. Outreach gives us an opportunity to engage some of the most vulnerable and hardest to reach clients. The importance of such work is greatly significant; 85% of clients met whilst on Outreach engage with Pathways in the following 2 weeks (August 2018).
The role of the outreach volunteer will be to work alongside Pathways staff and carry out street interventions to try to engage rough sleepers with the work we do. Outreach has proved absolutely vital during the current pandemic, helping to locate people that may not have heard about Pathways, maintain a connection with our current clients and provide essential provisions to those self isolating.
Skills, abilities, and experience needed:
Date and time of sessions where volunteers are required:
Flexible. Rota based. Shifts are Monday – Friday 10 – 12:30 or 13:00 – 15:00
Place of volunteer duty:
Does the volunteer require DBS check?
Travel – Does the volunteer require their own transport:
To the pathway’s office only.
Who will manage the volunteer?
Matilda Towndrow (Activities and Volunteer Coordinator).
Does the volunteer have to attend any essential training?
Boundaries and Confidentiality training
Also, it is not essential, but the volunteer will be offered a training package which includes:
Homelessness, Challenging Behaviour, Mental Health awareness, Drug and Alcohol awareness and Domestic Abuse.
Benefits offered/ How will volunteer contribution be recognized and appreciation be shown:
How many/which type of references are required:
Volunteers will be required to provide 2-character references that are not from family members.
If you have any questions at all regarding the nature of the project, Pathways or any practical questions, please do not hesitate to contact Matilda, the Activities and Volunteers Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 498204.