Skill Share Volunteers
We are looking for confident and caring individuals with interesting skills to share to others in a group work setting. Workshop volunteers will be confident to share their skills in a group setting either through one off or longer-term sessions. As a group we run many courses throughout the year to those affected by domestic abuse and living in the community. We are always on the lookout for caring, empathetic volunteers who have a skill to share with survivors and local women from a variety of backgrounds. We have various activity groups for individuals affected by domestic abuse, and we are always trying to expand what we can offer to our clients.
Some examples of sessions we would like to develop include:
- Massage therapy
So even if your skill or hobby seems a bit “outside the box”, we’re into that! If you think you could contribute by running workshops (one-off or long term), please get in touch.
- To bring skills of your own to share in workshops that align with our aims. Workshops that aim to build on individual’s confidence, self-esteem, confidence, enjoyment, knowledge and resilience.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- To lead workshops on a topic or area agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.
- To lead workshops as per the schedule agreed, and to let the Volunteer Coordinator/SAFE and SRC Projects know of any absences or lateness as soon as possible.
- To maintain confidentiality of service users details and any disclosures, while reporting any incidents or disclosures in which a participant is at risk, with the support of the Volunteer Coordinator, Safeguarding Officer or member of staff.
- Helping individuals to achieve their goals and become empowered.
- Respect for the confidentiality and self-respect of service users
- Enthusiastic and confident
- A self-starter who can work well independently
- Flexible and creative
- Non-judgemental, reliable and patient
- Supportive, friendly and sensitive to others
- Knowledge and understanding of (or ability to learn) domestic abuse and the effects on individuals and children
- Ability to calmly respond to the needs of the individual attending workshop, including managing a crisis and passing on any concerns or assessing the need for a follow up call from a member of the SAFE or SRC teams
- All workshop volunteers are subject to a DBS check
- To attend regular supervision.
- To operate within and observe RCT Domestic Abuse Services policies and procedures.
- To represent RCT Domestic Abuse Services in a professional manner, to promote its ethos and work in a positive way.
- To maintain anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory work practices.
What you will gain as a volunteer:
- A rewarding experience and opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of someone.
- Skills development in support work.
- On-going training and opportunities for personal development and progression.
- Support and supervision.
- Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses in line with the RCT Domestic Abuse Services Volunteer Policy.
- The role allows you to build your CV and gain experience in delivery/facilitation.