Aid Box Community ‘CONNECTIONS’ volunteer role
Aid Box Community provide sanctuary, support and supplies to refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.
Connections Volunteers help to alleviate isolation and loneliness by building a friendship. We will connect you with a refugee or person seeking asylum for friendship and signposting support over the phone throughout a 10 week program with the hope that a friendships will grow beyond the program.
We are looking for dedicated and reliable volunteers to join our team. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about supporting refugees with time to spare who are friendly, empathic, like a chat, yet know when to listen. We are looking for individuals who have space in their lives for a new friend. We are particularly keen to welcome individuals from a diverse backgrounds and with additional languages.
We will need you to commit to...
Attending a full induction and training program in October 2020 which will include:
Contacting your Friend twice a week via phone, what’s app or video call for a chat, provide friendship and signposting to support services where necessary.
Writing a short online report following interactions
Being available at 10am on a Tuesday or Thursdays at 6.30pm for a volunteer support zoom meeting, weekly for 4 weeks and alternate weeks thereafter
Support you will receive
If all of this sounds good and you can commit to ALL of the above, then please read on
What we require from successful applicants:
We will require you to complete an BASIC ONLINE DBS check. This will be at a cost to you of £23. Please let us know in your application if you would find this fee difficult to pay.
2 references, 1 professional and 1 character reference.
We look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like to be involved, please do complete the online registration form by clicking the following link: Here
Application deadline: Sunday 4th July
Zoom Group interviews for successful applicants: Thursday 8th July.
We will be in touch on Monday 5th July to let you know whether your application has been successful and if so invite you to interview on Thursday 8th July.
Please email - email@example.com with any questions
Applicants must be over 18 years old.
We look forward to hearing from you,