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Support Worker opportunity to support homeless migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Sanctuary Hosting in OX4

Sanctuary Hosting is a registered UK charity that provides shelter to homeless vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom are destitute and have escaped torture. We work across the Thames Valley to match guests to generous people who have a spare room to accommodate them temporarily, until long-term housing options become available.

We can offer volunteer opportunities to become a support worker, in order to support Sanctuary Hosting’s guests and hosts. Volunteer support workers provide practical support to individuals who are accommodated within the hosting scheme, or their hosts, serving as a main contact. During the placement, the support worker makes regular contact with the guest, reviews with them how things are going and provides feedback to Sanctuary Hosting.
Host support workers provide vital support to the people who welcome guests into their homes. They are the main contact point for hosts and are essential in maintaining good links and communication between a host and Sanctuary Hosting.

Guest support workers often get involved in very practical ways – for example, helping the guest to register with a GP, join the library, or find English lessons.

If you are interested in being a support worker, or have any skills that you would like to share, please get in touch at info@sanctuaryhosting.org to find out our current requirements.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Isabella Fleitas, Project Worker
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07731 937752
Location address line 1
171
Line 2
Oxford Road
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX4 2ES

Map
Location description
Across Reading, Oxford, Marlow and Milton Keynes
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPublic speakerSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEmotionally robustActivist
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Supervision
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Expenses for travel when applicable
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
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?
50
Opportunity added on
15 December 2020

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