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Could you help create a welcoming environment for those attending our groups?

Support volunteers needed for Support U in RG1

Support U are seeking new volunteers to join our team supporting our regular group sessions.

Our groups play an important part in providing our service users with an open and nonjudgemental space for them to socialise in.

Volunteers play a vital role in helping to foster a welcoming and safe space for all those attending the group. This will involve practical tasks to help set-up the space as well as talking to attendees and encouraging them to get involved in the group activities should they wish to.

Volunteers for this role will need strong communication skills with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a diverse range of people. Volunteers will have an inclusive and nonjudgmental attitude.

Our current groups are:

Monthly groups
R-Trans – 2nd Sat of the month 1-5pm
Biscuit (Bisexual group) – 3rd Sat of the month 11-1pm
Come as you are – Crossdresser nights – 3rd Thurs 7-10pm

Weekly
Affinity – Youth group 13-19 yrs – every Tuesday 4.30-8pm

Volunteers will be given training on how to manage our groups and be provided with guidelines that set-out how we expect our groups to be run.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Lorna McArdle , Trustee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07580019610
Contact instructions?
email
Location address line 1
15 Castle Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 7SB

Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Tue EVEThu EVESat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedDecisiveLeaderGood sense of humourPatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Training on group management and provision of guidance on how groups should be run.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
You will be supported when helping with our groups
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
No
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?
6
Opportunity added on
4 May 2018

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