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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.

Befriender 2018/19

This opportunity takes place from 24 Jan 2019. Applications closed on 22 Feb.

Befrienders have a more flexible role and work alongside Caseworkers to compliment the support available to survivors. They work to provide holistic support by: - Providing friendship and extra support to our clients, investing in a relationship with them by meeting up for a coffee, attending community activities etc. - Advocating for survivors at various appointments as necessary. - Sign posting services, organisations and groups as required.

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. 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.

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 ran quarterly.

Time commitment

This role may vary but usually requires 2-6 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.

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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