Can you offer advice and guidance to people in Reading struggling with Housing problems?
Information / Advice volunteer needed for Launchpad Reading in RG31
Launchpad run a Drop-in service offering advice, guidance and support to any member of the public facing homelessness or housing related issues.
We’re currently looking for a Drop-in Service Volunteer to listen to people’s problems and offer them support and guidance in solving them.
The diverse role can involve offering guidance on homelessness, tenancy sustainment, and benefits; assisting with form filling; crisis intervention with benefits, landlords and homelessness; and providing emergency food and clothing.
We’re looking for a personable, friendly person who is confident offering advice, as well as researching solutions.
Experience of working with the client group would be great, but is not essential.
Want to know more about volunteering with Launchpad? Read Rob’s and Pam & Diane’s Volunteering Stories
Location address line 1
1a Merchants Place
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Every Monday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Information / Advice
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedLikes team workNegotiatorNetworkerGood sense of humourSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Volunteering Induction Plan, on the role support and supervision
Description of support
Regular 1:1 meeting, access to volunteering newsletter and peer group support
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
3 August 2016