YMCA Black Country Group prides itself on the level of support that it receives year after year from Volunteers who support the delivery of many of our projects. Without the support of our volunteers we would struggle to deliver many of the services we currently provide.
What is a Night Shelter Volunteer?
Walsall Night Shelter will be in operation from October 2018 to March 2019, offering shelter to those presenting as homeless.
You would support the staff at the Shelter to work with vulnerable adults who access the provision and to support the delivery of the service.
What’s in it for you?
Walsall Night Shelter volunteers will be required to attend a variety of training including some of the following. Where possible these will be accredited.
- Volunteering Induction
- Safeguarding Training
- Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
- Fire Marshalling
The experience that you will gain as a volunteer will enable you to seek employment in similar roles with a reference from the YMCA Black Country Group.
Not least of all the job role is a rewarding one, and we would hope that Night Shelter volunteers find fulfilment in being able to support some of the most vulnerable adults in the Walsall area.
As a Night Shelter administration volunteer, the duties will include:
- Contacting volunteers to confirm their availability to volunteer
- Keeping the Night Shelter rota up to date
- Working with excel spread sheets
- Using word and emailing
- Providing administrative support, including typing, minute taking, filing, data input, maintenance and management of information held by the service
- Compiling and collating statistics for the service as may be required from time to time.
- Assisting in the collection of data for monthly, quarterly and annual reports and other such reports as may be required from time to time.
This role will suit people who…
Have a high level of resilience, with an ability to deal with general office type duties. The volunteer will need to be able to communicate well to staff, other volunteers and service users, and ensure action that is required is followed through.
Venue: Electoral Building, Darwall Street, Walsall and the Glebe Centre Wednesbury Rd, Walsall.
Support Time required: between 1 hour – 7.5 hours per day – Monday to Friday, or days that can suit yourself
Training and resources: Core Training will be provided and where additional training can be provided it will be offered to all volunteers on a first come first serve basis. All policies and procedures for the operation of the Shelter will be available in the staff office, including all other relevant paperwork.
Expenses: Expenses that are incurred will be the responsibility of the individual volunteering, the YMCA will not be able to reimburse on this occasion.
How to apply
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please sign up here or contact One Walsall Volunteer Centre on 01922 619 8640 / firstname.lastname@example.org