Specialist Van Volunteer: Team Leader Pathway (Female-only)

Closing Date: 
Monday, 29 April, 2024 - 16:45
Contract Type: 
Shifts: Monday-Thursday and Sunday nights from 8.45pm-12pm, Friday and Saturday nights 8.45pm-1.30am all year round.
Details of Role: 

One25 is a Bristol-based charity, specialising in supporting women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives. We provide night outreach (7 sessions weekly), a Health Hub and casework, giving person-centred support and advocacy to around 240 women each year.   

One25’s outreach service is often how women first make contact with us, meeting us on our fully equipped outreach van.  Three volunteers, one an experienced team leader, go out on the van at night and meet women’s basic needs by providing nutritious food, first aid, warm clothing, condoms, safety alarms etc. They provide the chance to talk and get advice in a safe space and encourage women to get more in-depth help by visiting our Health Hub or seeing a caseworker. 

We are looking for volunteers to join our accelerated pathway to becoming a Van Team Leader. This pilot project will be for people who have professional experience in the following areas: 

  • Domestic abuse  
  • Sexual violence  
  • Drug and alcohol  
  • Homelessness  
  • Social care  
  • Physical Health  
  • Mental health  
  • Prison service 

The project will aim to train volunteers up into Team Leaders within 6 months. This will consist of fortnightly van shifts and monthly training forums, and frequent mentorship from the Volunteer Manager.  

Upon completion of the programme Team Leaders will be able to reduce their commitment to monthly van outreach shifts and quarterly training/meetings, with the expectation that Team Leaders will continue as a volunteering for more than 2 – 3 years (24/36 shifts). 

It is an Occupational Requirement that applications for this post are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010. Enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

Timeline of the project: 

Application: April

Interview: May

Van induction: Thursday 30th May at 5pm-8:30pm

Safeguarding and Boundary training: June date tbc

Shift 1 and 2: June

Shift 3 and 4: July

Material sent to view beforehand  

Training forum: Monday 22nd July 6-7:30pm

Shift 5 and 6: August

Material sent to view beforehand  

Training forum:  Monday 2nd September 6-7:30pm

Shifts 7 and 8: September

Material sent to view beforehand  

Training forum:  Monday 7th October 6 -7:30pm

Shifts 9 and 10: October

Probation review: November


How to Apply: 

To apply please complete an application form and return it to iwanttovolunteer@one25.org.uk by 29th April 10am.

If your application is successful you will be invited to an informal interview at One25. This interview will be with the Volunteer Manager and the opportunity to discuss the person specification along with the expectations of the role and the organization. These interviews will take place throughout May.  

If successful at interview you will then be invited to the Induction on Thursday 30th May at 5pm-8:30pm. This must be attended if you wish to volunteer.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 909 8832
Postal Address: 
The Grosvenor Centre, 138a Grosvenor Road, St. Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8YA