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Ben's Centre

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Ben's Centre is a day centre and outreach service for vulnerable adults in the city centre.

Ben's Centre Volunteer 2019/20

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2020.

We primarily support clients with substance misuse issues and homelessness. In this role volunteers will assist staff in running our day centre for vulnerable adults. Our clients have a range of issues from addiction and homelessness to social isolation.

What skills do I need?

Just the ability to get involved and chat to clients, be a working part of the team and bring your personality!

What will I gain?

A deeper understanding of the challenges faced by clients with multiple and debilitating issues. practical experience and a rewarding sense that you have helped some of the most marginalised and under represented people in Sheffield.

Training and support

Optional short courses can be booked in relevant subjects such as drug and alcohol awareness and basic mental health awareness, also health and safety workshops etc. Trained staff are always on hand for support and advice.

Time commitment

Ideally one set day per week between 9:30 and 3:30. If courses don't allow for this we can be flexible. lunch is provided (please bring dietary needs to our attention!)

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

No

Location

Ben's Centre, 15 North Church Street, Sheffield, S1 2DH

Travel information

Wery accessible in the middle of Sheffield city centre (just behind the Cathedral). Unfortunately parking is limited and expensive so close to the centre.
  • CausesHomelessness, Mental health, Poverty and social justice
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsBefriending, Communication skills, Hands-on tasks, Listening, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsPsychology, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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