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The Snowdrop Project

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We are the first charity in the UK to provide long-term support for survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. We offer Casework support, Befriending, Counselling, Community Activities & more

Befriender 2021/22

This opportunity takes place from 01 Sep 2021. Closing date for applications is 11 Oct.

Befrienders support survivors of trafficking to recover from their past and integrate into the community. They work to provide holistic support by: - Providing friendship and extra support to survivors of trafficking by building a relationship with them, going for coffees together, helping Snowdrop clients to go to community activities such as dance and sewing. - Advocating for survivors at various appointments as necessary. - Signposting clients to other organisations and services in Sheffield.

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What skills do I need?

Experience of working with vulnerable communities/refugees/asylum-seekers or an equivalent health and social care educational background is desirable for this role but not essential. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. You will need to be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English. Be friendly and welcoming. If you speak Urdu, Punjabi or Vietnamese we would particularly encourage you to apply.

What will I gain?

You will gain valuable experience working with vulnerable communities and learn from experienced social workers and trained professionals.

Training and support

Training is provided by professionals over 4 sessions and covers a range of topics you will also be offered the chance to attend additional optional training offered to volunteer caseworkers. Befrienders receive professional group supervision quarterly (every 3 months).

Time commitment

This role may vary depending on whether you have a regular weekly befriending slot or you may volunteer as and when clients need help at appointments, but usually the role requires 1-3 hours per week commitment and can involve travelling around Sheffield.

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

Yes

Location

Various locations in Sheffield. There are also opportunities to volunteer in Barnsley.

Travel information

Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • CausesHuman rights and trafficking, Refugees and asylum seekers, Social isolation
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • 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, Listening
  • Careers and AspirationsPsychology, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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