Shadow Volunteer

Shadow Volunteer

Location: Bristol
Role description:

Our Bristol team support clients through drug and alcohol rehabilitation and men leaving prison. These clients face complex issues from addiction and long term unemployment, to trauma and homelessness. Our staff provide individual support to tackle these barriers, helping people into independent and sustainable lives.

As a shadow volunteer you would provide vital help to our busy team in delivering important services. Depending on your skill set you could have a background admin role or a frontline role meeting clients. This role is perfect for someone with criminology experience, studying criminology or sociology, or an interest in the barriers people face reintegrating into society. It would give you valuable hands on experience for your CV and we will provide a reference after 3 months volunteering. We will provide training for the role but we ask that applicants have some knowledge of addiction or offending behaviour.

Required skills:
• Empathetic but able to separate own experience from that of clients.
• Awareness of own safety and able to assert boundaries.
• Able to stick to a strong confidentiality agreement.
• Good communication skills.
• Good admin skills and able to take initiative.
• Able to manage own time and keep appointments.
• Happy to run errands e.g. collecting a new duvet for supported housing project.
• Knowledge of addiction and/or offending behaviour.

What you will do:
• Help with filing client information.
• Help arranging referrals.
• Note taking and recording client information.
• Collect donations / new equipment.
• Accompany support workers to meetings with clients.
• Accompany support workers to the prison to meet clients.

Additional Information:
For this opportunity volunteers must be over 18 and willing to undergo an advanced DBS

Apply for this role

To apply for this role please contact Beth Morton.

Telephone: 01225 354 651