Community Living Volunteer x2
KeyRing has pioneered a unique model of support, focusing on the skills and abilities of vulnerable adults. Inspired by those we work with, we help people build the life they want and strengthen the communities in which we are placed. We are now looking to develop this model to create a more flexible range of support options and to work with other groups of people.
KeyRing is a charitable company supporting more than 850 people in over 100 Networks across England and Wales.
The post is based in the Sandwell area.
The Community Living Volunteer is expected to:
- give advice and support to Members in the Network;
- help them to lead ordinary lives in their own flats; and
- live within the network in a property provided by KeyRing.
This role needs a volunteer who:
- can offer support in a flexible and creative way when needed;
- can offer 14 hours of this support – time spread through the week during office hours;
- can make and receive phone calls as part of this 14 hours’ support in office hours;
- can see Members in the evenings and the weekends;
- will not mind Members phoning to ask for support or a chat;
- will respond to emergencies (but you are NOT expected to be “on-call”); and
- can organise your work time in a flexible way.
KeyRing expects the Community Living Volunteer to:
- be available for 14 hours per week for network duties;
- to be creative and flexible (with KeyRing’s support);
- to build up links with local people and organisations and to encourage members to make use of goodwill, neighbourliness and facilities in their community; and
- to participate in meetings and training workshops.
KeyRing will provide:
- a flat or house in which the Community Living Volunteer will live to carry out the role. The rent on this self-contained property will be paid by KeyRing; and
- the opportunity to take a break from the Network for up to 6 weeks per year.
For this volunteering arrangement to work, the CLV needs to be willing to meet the expectations set out in the CLV arrangement which outlines both the volunteer’s and KeyRing’s responsibilities.
CLVs are expected to attend occasional meetings and training sessions regionally.
The post is likely to best suit someone not working full-time. In selecting for interview we will favour applications from those who are part-time or free-lance workers, students or unemployed.
KeyRing is committed to give equality of opportunity to all applicants.
For more information, contact Lucy Haddon on 07534350167 or Lucy.Haddon@keyring.org