Volunteer Host at Nightstop North East - Depaul UK

Volunteer hosts provide a room in their home for a homeless person to stay in overnight as a safe alternative to sleeping on the streets.

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Location Volunteering from Home
Description

Change a persons life by opening your spare room.

Nightstop North East helps young people who are in immediate housing crisis by providing safe accommodation in the homes of volunteers called ‘hosts.’ The accommodation is provided one night initially but will be reviewed daily and will last longer in certain circumstances.

•Develop youth work, loan working, engagement & communication skills.
•While working at the project volunteers have full liability insurance cover.
•Appreciation events to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make.
•Personal & professional development through training and support
•References for hosts will be available after a period of three months volunteering.
•Contribute to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of people.
•Making a difference to your local community
•A £15 expenses payment for each night volunteering as well as all out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising
  • Leadership/Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Advice and Guidance

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

•Depaul UK offers Nighstop hosts a 4 module training programme which will be delivered at times best suited to the needs of the host. The training includes the following subjects: The role of a host, health and safety issues, protection and confidentiality, boundaries, effective communication and support for hosts.

•All training is interactive and delivered by experienced and committed staff

•There is additional training available externally if necessary in relation to more specific issues and all volunteers are actively encouraged to engage in DepaulUK’s volunteering support groups where guest speakers will deliver presentations and training sessions on relevant subject

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: A listening ear, a spare room and an evening meal.

Desirable: Desire to work with young people, non judgmental, desire to work with disadvantaged people and some knowledge of homelessness.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!