Z House Overnight Volunteer

Caring in Bristol
Closing Date: 
Monday, 22 April, 2024 - 23:45
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Do you want to create lasting change? Could you support young people to move away from a crisis? Become a Z House overnight volunteer!

The Z House will provide emergency short-term accommodation in St Paul's for young people (18-25) at risk of homelessness. Caring in Bristol will support them to find long-term tenancies, achieve independence, and access meaningful opportunities.

As an overnight volunteer, your role is key in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment overnight at the Z House.

Overnight duties involve interacting with the young people in the communal space if they want to, doing any necessary house duties, and responding to any emergencies should they occur (guidance will be given and you will never be left alone to deal with incidents!). It also includes providing a hand-over to the staff at the end of the shift. You will form part of a pair of volunteers, and there will always be a Caring it Bristol staff member on-call.

A typical shift runs:

Arrive at the house at 20.00

Letting in any guests who arrive late (before the 22.00 curfew)

Checking in with the guests Conducting any house duties

The shift is a sleep-in shift - You are allowed to sleep in the volunteer area during this shift, though remaining available to respond to incidents and emergencies should they occur Record any incidents or safeguarding concerns and include this in your handover

Create a comprehensive handover for next the set of volunteers on shift and for the Z House project coordinators.


Person Specification:

Be a good communicator.

· Be friendly and have an open demeanour

· Be Reliable and good at timekeeping

· Be expected to undertake one volunteer shift every month

· Have a willingness to learn about safeguarding, record keeping etc.

· Have a willingness to uphold CiB values and work towards its overall mission

· Be committed to ongoing/in house training which will be organised by CiB

How to Apply: 

Complete an application form: https://bttr.im/hq3om

Contact Person: 
Josh Houston
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Postal Address: 
3 Pritchard St, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8RH