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.

Launchpad Advice

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 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sharon
Lastname
Mullis
Contact person's position
Volunteering & Projects Team Leader
Their phone number?
01189 507 656
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance
Location address line 1
1a Merchants Place
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG31 1DT

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Every Monday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Task type?
Information / Advice
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedNegotiatorNetworkerGood sense of humourSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteering Induction Plan, on the role support and supervision
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular 1:1 meeting, access to volunteering newsletter and peer group support
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
3 August 2016