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Help to foster a welcoming and safe space for our monthly groups!

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Support U

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
  • Come as you are – Crossdresser nights – 3rd Thurs 7-10pm​
  • Gay 2 Grey – For the over 50’s – 2nd Tues of the month 11-1pm
  • The Mix – LGB+ sexuality group – Last Wednesday of the month (NEW)

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

The Expectation

To be able attend all of the groups nearly all of the time. We have enough people to help rotate when you can’t attend.

If you can’t make this commitment, please apply as someone who will help out at events and some of the groups. Let us know when applying.

We encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, who are currently underrepresented in our community.

Sign up here: https://supportu.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=3c9f8ebc-f102-489e-8d83-6589e899635c

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Oliwia Budzinska, Group Supervisor
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01183219111
Contact instructions?
1-7pm, Mon-Fri

Location description
Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMTue PMWed PMThu PMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
LeaderGood sense of humourSociableSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
How to faciliate a group
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
How to refer clients to frontline and boundaries
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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?
2
Opportunity added on
2 November 2021

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