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Volunteer role - Activities Volunteer (Moving on Project) - West Midlands

Come join our volunteering team to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ranked 2023 Q3 by Best Companies as the 6th best charity to work for in the UK, Medaille Trust is one of the UK’s leading charities in the fight against modern slavery. Our innovative model is based on three principles: Prevent, Protect and Pursue.  We are one of the UK’s largest providers of survivor services, with ten safehouses and six outreach hubs, staffed round the clock by specialist staff, working with more than 600 men, women and dependent children each year.  We work to raise awareness in the UK and to provide preventive work in source countries. Our Pursue work helps survivors to engage with police and within the legal  system to seek justice and to secure convictions against their perpetrators.

If you are a skilled seamstress, enjoy a knit and natter or you are a whizz with watercolours, then this opportunity could be for you!

We are looking for Activities Volunteers to help support us in our uplifting group session activities, tasks will include:

•Welcoming visitors and service users to the hub, helping them sign in, directing them to the hub space, helping service users to engage within a group setting, helping with any activity sessions that take place on or off the premises.

•Help to create a varied programme of activities.

•To offer a safe and comfortable experience for all service user, showing awareness of service users’ varying physical and mental well-being needs.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience and motivations. Whatever your reason for deciding to volunteer, we want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and know just how much we value your support.

This role requires maturity, and an ability to engage with female adults in a trauma informed way, while working alongside staff members to deliver the service in line with agreed procedures and systems.

Volunteers need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be female as this role is restricted for females under the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010
  • Be able to get to the group session which is based outside of Birmingham City Centre
  • Be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English
  • Be willing to have an enhanced DBS check
  • Have knowledge and understanding of human trafficking issues or willingness to learn
  • Have an understanding of the importance of professional boundaries in the role

To apply please complete an application form and email it to volunteering@medaille-trust.org.uk

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