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Development Education Centre South Yorkshire (DECSY)
This opportunity takes place between 01 Sep 2021 and 31 Aug 2022
Help with researching potential funders, input on grant bid writing, some marketing and advertising, possible fundraising event creation / planning.
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This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 21 Jun.
Many ASSIST clients have to report regularly in person to the Home Office building in Sheffield City Centre (Vulcan House). When they do this, they are at risk of being detained indefinitely in an Immigration Removal Centre. Volunteer accompaniers cannot prevent someone from being detained, but they can ensure that ASSIST and other emergency contacts are informed, and can respond immediately.Some clients also ask for support with accessing services in different locations around the city, and an accompanier can enable this by going with them, on public transport where necessary.
To accompany clients when they report at Vulcan House, and communicate relevant information to other ASSIST teams.
Accompaniment to other agencies within Sheffield e.g. hospital, doctors, solicitor etc following referral from other ASSIST teams.
To offer a supportive debrief conversation with clients (if required) in a public place, eg a cafe.
Accompany an ASSIST client when they report to Vulcan House or other agencies.
Record the outcome of accompanying sessions, and any change in circumstances or reporting dates on the ASSIST Civi database.
To communicate with other ASSIST teams about safeguarding or other concerns about client well-being.
For more information and to apply, please click "Register My Interest" and email email@example.com
To support clear communication in interviews with ASSIST clients who have limited spoken English.You should have a community language (especially Kurdish, Farsi, Arabic, Tingrinyan and Amharic) for this role.
Help the client to feel comfortable and to trust the volunteer.
Achieve understanding between the client and the volunteer, by translating between English and another language, including specialist jargon e.g. legal and medical terms.
Provide the client with opportunities to ask questions about the nature and role of ASSIST.
Explain the nature and role of ASSIST to the client.
Work collaboratively with other interpreters and other ASSIST volunteers
Attend training sessions and team meetings.
As part of a small team of two or three volunteers, you will ensure that residents in one of the ASSIST houses continue to live together in a safe and secure way, and that the property is used appropriately. In doing so, you will contribute to ASSIST clients enjoying the stability of having long-term accommodation while they seek to address the root causes of their asylum situation and destitution.
Carrying out regular visits and house meetings at one of ASSIST’s shared houses and maintaining an ongoing working relationship with the residents
Hold individual meetings with residents where appropriate or necessary
Reporting to the Accommodation Worker any issues that have been identified during house visits or by residents
Acting as first point of contact for residents to report issues
Helping residents to make practical arrangements for living together
Moving new residents in and out of accommodation and briefing them on the safe use of the property
Providing cleaning materials and other household essentials for the residents (expenses will be reimbursed)
Reporting on issues identified during house visit to the accommodation worker
Taking part in regular meetings of the housing team
Liaising with other ASSIST teams to ensure clients receive best possible service and support
Maintaining electronic records on ASSIST database
Heeley Development Trust
This opportunity takes place between 01 Jan 2020 and 31 Aug 2022 Closing date for applications is 31 Jul.
Do you want to change somebody's life? If you think you have the skills to support digitally excluded people to learn basics of using computers and the internet, we'd like to recruit you as a Digital Champion. Digital exclusion is a serious issue that restricts a person's ability to stay in touch with friends and family, find work and the best deals for goods and services, and remain an active member of their community. What are Digital Champions?Digital Champions teach people the skills and confidence to use computers and the internet by themselves, and become digitally included. Heeley Trust is a community organisation that deploys volunteer Digital Champions in venues across Sheffield, changing lives and strengthening communities. You don’t need to be a computer expert, or have any qualifications in IT, to be a Digital Champion. You need to be confident with computers, but much more important are patience, reliability and excellent communication skills. Working as a Digital Champion is fun and rewarding, a good way to meet people, and looks great on your CV. Heeley Trust supports their Digital Champions with training and is happy to provide references and letters of commendation to volunteers seeking employment.
Steel Valley Project
This opportunity takes place between 05 Sep 2021 and 31 Aug 2022
Are you looking to gain experience in practical conservation/countryside management work in the area? If so, you'd do well to join our practical volunteer team and join in with work that takes place in the countryside surrounding Stocksbridge. Commitment is to one or more days of work per week
Check out our Website https://steelvalleyproject.org/ // Facebook: @TheSteelValleyProject // Twitter: @steel_valley
ASSIST runs a Help Desk on Wednesday afternoons. This is part of the bigger multi-agency Drop-in at Victoria Hall, managed by City of Sanctuary, where people seeking sanctuary come for help and advice. Someone who has been made destitute as the result of a refused asylum claim will have an initial interview with a volunteer at Help Desk. An appointment will then be made for a more in-depth interview to assess their level of need and decide how ASSIST can help.
To interview people who approach ASSIST for support, possibly for the first time
To refer on to other agencies or other ASSIST teams, where appropriate
To provide information/support to clients
Interview people who come to ASSIST for support, listen and ask questions. Explain scope of ASSIST.
Communicate via an interpreter when necessary
Check client records on electronic database
Consult with experienced volunteers to determine best way of providing support if unclear
Make phone calls as appropriate (eg to solicitor, Home Office)
Type up interview on database
Attend regular team meetings (approx every 6 weeks)
This opportunity takes place between 15 Sep 2021 and 31 Jul 2022
Use your great people skills to welcome our visitors! You’ll work within Sheffield Cathedral to welcome all who enter; listen to & direct visitors; give info (e.g. on history, events, meetings), give out leaflets & direct people to the right place or people in the Cathedral to discuss faith issues.
In this role you will:
The HOPE Community Allotment Project
This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2022
Our project aims to help people with social barriers, such as learning disabilities or long-term unemployment, to learn how to grow their own produce and to socialise through gardening. The project has three main allotments split into many smaller plots in which users and volunteers can grow their own vegetables and plants. We ideally need friendly volunteers to work with and alongside users (preparing the ground, sowing seeds, harvesting) as well as general help with maintaining the plots (weeding, fixing paths, cutting hedges, etc). We are continuously looking for volunteers who can regularly spare one morning (or more) a week with us.
Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service SOHAS
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
SOHAS is looking for a volunteer who can help improve our social media presence via our website, twitter, Facebook and blog.
We have started to produce a number of videos that are aimed at people who may need our service and the people who refer people to ur service.
We are looking for someone who can help script and produce the videos along side SOHAS advisers.
We also want to increase the number of posts we make on all on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin
We are in the process of building a new website which will alows us to be more proactive on how we promote the organisation.
We will be promoting a number of national including including world sleep day and the international day of happiness which are both in March along with days on mental and physical health days
Victoria Community Enterprise
We are looking for volunteers to support the set up and running of a dementia friendly café in the S2 area of Sheffield. Training is available from Enrichment for the Elderly to understand better how to work with people with memory problems and isolation concerns.
Be part of Sheffield Cathedral's wide and varied events programme by stewarding for - Vintage markets; craft and flea markets; musical concerts to a wide variety of musical genres; art installations; light shows and community events.
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