Project Volunteer

Location: BANES Area

About the Volunteering Opportunity

We run a busy and exciting service in BANES that supports people who use drugs and alcohol.

We are looking for a wide range of volunteers to join and support our service by:

  • Greeting and supporting clients
  • Supporting our Needle Exchange
  • Learning how to have effective conversations with clients
  • Learning how to give harm reduction advice
  • Learning how to signpost clients to meet their other needs

WHAT ARE DHI (DEVELOPING HEALTH & INDEPENDENCE) LOOKING FOR?

Do you want the chance to work within a fast paced and exciting environment supporting people who use drugs and alcohol?

Do you want to gain valuable specialist experience in the health and social care sector?

Do you want the opportunity to learn how to have effective conversations to support people to make positive change?

Would you like to receive a thorough, innovative and up to date training program with continued 1-1 guidance and career development support?

Well look no further and register your interest today to become one of our amazing and valued volunteers!

Many of our volunteers go on to become full time, paid members of staff and embark on a fulfilling and rewarding career in the health and social care field!

You will also receive travel expenses and lunch paid on any of your volunteering days!

(This is an ideal role for someone who is interested in gaining experience in offering information, help and guidance to people who use drugs and supporting them with a non-judgemental, positive and empathetic approach.)

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Please note that you will need to commit to a training program of 1 day a week for five weeks during the month of October.

Full induction is given and travel expenses are available.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Will require criminal record check
  • Will require references

ACTIVITIES

Greeting clients, supporting needle exchange, learning how to have effective conversations with clients and learning how to give harm reduction advice, supporting the wider team.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Openness, enthusiasm, non-judgemental attitude, confidence, curiosity!

SKILLS GAINED

Needle Exchange skills

Experience of community health and social care setting

Understanding of deliver brief interventions

Understanding of signposting

Training and understanding of evidence based approaches to support behaviour change

We particularly encourage applicants from LGBTQ+ candidates and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

How to Apply

Register your interest now by filling in our web form which can be found by following this link

https://forms.gle/699gPAwzZxPD2itXA

Please register before Thursday 30th of September.

Downloads

Project Volunteer JD

Contact Us

Phone

01225 478 730

Email

info@dhi-online.org.uk

Drop in

14 St. James' Parade
Bath BA1 1UL


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