Weekend Drop-In Volunteer

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Our daytime Drop-In is open to any adult. It particularly attracts lonely, homeless or unemployed people struggling with a range of issues. They all need a friendly face and a listening ear. It provides them with a non-judgmental environment and a community in which they can be themselves. The roles below will be supported by a Drop-In Leader.

At the weekend our Drop-In opens for lunch 12pm-1.30pm. 

The shift starts at 11.45am and has a team of three people: A Drop-In Leader and two Assistants. Between them they prepare a hot snack for up to 15 people using items donated to RH or your own. They also prepare a parcel of cold snacks to take away. Guests have enjoyed things such as bacon or sausages sandwiches or soup. The take-away parcel includes fruit, sandwiches, crisps and a drink (checklist provided).

We are taking a cautious approach to the national relaxation of Covid restrictions. We are encouraging volunteers to take regular tests and there is an expectation you will have also had the vaccine. If you have any concerns, please ask us when you express an interest. We will keep the arrangements under close review and update our volunteers if practices have to change.

What skills do I need?

As well as preparing lunch, Drop-In Assistants will help out with any necessary tasks, including making drinks and carrying out cleaning of tables, toilets and high traffic areas.

A Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene training is not mandatory, but preferable. We can organise training for you if you haven't got the qualification already.

Important to all our volunteer roles is the ability to make our guests feel welcome by chatting and listening. An acceptance of people from all walks of life and circumstances is vital.


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Interests

  • Homeless and Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Misuse and Addiction

Activities

  • Befriending & Buddying
  • Catering
  • Community Support
  • Employee Volunteering

Details

  • Accessibility
    All areas of the chapel drop-in area are wheelchair accessible
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18s only
  • DBS check required
    These roles do fall into categories for which DBS is required. No volunteer should be alone with a guest at any time. More information will be provided in our Volunteer Handbook.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    Available on request
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Available on request
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Available on request
  • Volunteer induction
    Available on request
  • Volunteer Policy
    Volunteer Handbook provided
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 31/01/2022

End Date: 31/01/2023

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

The volunteer shift runs from 11.45pm to 1.45pm to take into account setting up and tidying away

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