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Community Engagement Volunteer

Community Engagement Volunteer

  • Location

    Haringey, London

  • Sector:

    Volunteer

  • Contract type:

    Temporary / Interim

  • Contact:

    Volunteers

  • Contact email:

    volunteers@tpp.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job ref:

    LF1635_1530712716

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-10-02

Community Engagement Volunteer Role Description - Insight Platform, Haringey

This role involves supporting Blenheim's young persons' service in Haringey on a local level: raising awareness of the service offerings, assisting with events, and improving engagement with the community.

About Insight Platform

Insight Platform is part of Blenheim, a leading charity that helps people struggling with alcohol and substance misuse across London by providing accessible support and help to end their dependency. We have a number of recovery services throughout London. Each of these services provides free, friendly, and non-judgmental support, offering unique and tailored services to the individuals and their communities.

Criteria

  • London based (ideally with knowledge of Haringey)
  • Able to offer at least 2-3 hours a week
  • Clear verbal/written communication skills
  • A confident, friendly approach and a willingness to learn
  • An understanding of issues affecting young people and their families.
  • An understanding of the importance of guidelines and procedures relating to key areas such as safeguarding and information governance
  • Over 18

We expect our volunteers to:

  • Commit to volunteering regularly each week and to be consistent and punctual
  • Be respectful to all service users and team members.
  • Attend and complete relevant training
  • Participate in supervision sessions with your supervisor
  • Follow Blenheim protocols as directed by staff

What volunteers can expect from us:

  • Regular supervision
  • Induction and access to online and face to face training
  • To learn and practice new skills within a team work setting
  • To feel part of a team and the wider Blenheim organisation
  • Travel expenses reimbursed with proof of journey
  • For volunteers working 6 hours or more in one session, reimbursement of lunch up to a maximum value of £4 on production of receipts

Tasks and Duties

  • Support the work of Insight Platform on a local level by working to raise awareness in the community of service offerings.
  • Assist with organising open days and fundraising events for the charity.
  • Explore innovative solutions to improve engagement between the service, the local community, and potential supporters.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online at http://blenheimcdp.org.uk/jobs/joblistings/