Free Training and DBS Check
Ongoing support from Volunteer Team
ARE YOU DETERMINED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE, AND CAN SPARE A FEW HOURS A WEEK TO HELP SOMEONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
ONSIDE is an independent charity promoting the rights and interests of people facing disadvantage. No matter who you are or where you’re from, ONSIDE believes that everyone is entitled to fair, equal treatment and opportunity. We are all about people; supporting and empowering them to make informed decisions and to live the very best life possible. It’s an ambitious goal, and the rewards can be lifechanging for those concerned. Our skilled staff and volunteers make a real difference to the lives of over 8,500 people a year across Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
As a People Like Us (PLUS) Volunteer you will be joining a service that works across Worcestershire to support adults of all ages who are experiencing loneliness or isolation. PLUS enables individuals to connect with others by offering moral support and confidence building to support them to become more active and engaged in their communities.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking people who are reliable, compassionate, and good listeners. You also need to be someone who is encouraging and resourceful – this will involve the need to help others to find groups they can join, to work out how they can travel to those groups, to attend groups with them and encourage them towards accessing these groups independently. You need to be someone who can coach and mentor someone so they can find the confidence to help themselves out of their isolation. You need to be someone who makes others feel good about themselves.
Someone like you?
If you believe we should embrace difference and champion diversity.
If you are creative in your approach, can think around problems and find new ways to solve them
If you’re looking for a job that you can be proud of, and passionate about.
Please get in touch with us.
These values run through our entire organisation. ONSIDE is a creative, collaborative community where people feel free to share new ideas or ask for support. If something’s not right, we don’t just change it. We change ourselves too.
This is a rolling advert and will close once a successful candidate has been identified.
Interviews will take place by individual arrangement.
Onside is committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk of harm or abuse who come into contact with Onside staff and volunteers, are treated with respect and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment and we are committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding.
Please see our website for the full safeguarding statement and policy.