Domestic Incident Volunteer- Visitor

A STRIVE domestic Incident volunteer involves visiting low level domestic incidents alongside GMP. During our visits, we volunteer with couples and families within the immediate unit.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

When volunteering you would be attending homes looking at what support our clients require. Areas could include but are not limited to; employment , confidence, solicitors, community centres, befriending and debt advice centres. You would then signpost clients onto the relevant agencies that would be of benefit to them. You could be working with one family for up to three visits, depending on how much early intervention they need. We are not looking to create dependencies but are encouraging people to help themselves.

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

You must be aged 21 or over,
Have a driving licence and access to a car is preferable but not essential,
Attend all mandatory training,
Be able to commit to 2½ hours per week for volunteering

Areas of Interest: Domestic violence, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: From your office, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Mentoring, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: TLC & Jigsaw Homes - STRIVE Project
Organisation Profile: Our award-winning STRIVE initiative is a partnership with Greater Manchester Police and The Jigsaw Group, commissioned by GMCA and funded by The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester. STRIVE is an intensive project which recruits local volunteers to speak with people after incidents where the police have attended but no crime has been logged. The volunteers then support individuals, couples and families, signposting them to further support. This intervention supports local community relationships and ensures people who would potentially not receive any support, have access to the help they need.
Charity number: 512710