Group Facilitator Volunteer for Multi Cultural Crisis group (MCC)

Location: Croydon

When: Tuesdays 11:30-1 30 (TBC)

Role reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

You will contribute to ending homelessness by

Making a real difference in the lives of our members by helping them build social networks, improve wellbeing and build confidence as part of our member group. You will do this arranging varying activities each month, in partnership with the staff team. Activities could include: introductions to Crisis' Sessions, timetable reviews and guest speakers from local specialist services.   

 

 

 

  • Have an excellent knowledge of issues effecting the BAME community and how disproportionately end up homeless.

  • Excellent IT skills with the ability to use the internet, email and Microsoft Office and online flatforms such as zoom.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a particular focus on listening

  • Good time-keeping and reliability

  • Non-judgmental, patient and friendly

  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and maintaining boundaries

  • Be positive, productive and have a passion to help end homelessness

* This role will be mostly online with one monthly face to face meeting.

(risk assestement, face masks, lateral flow tests are provided) 

  • Workplace experience in a national organisation
  • The opportunity to share existing or develop new skills in a friendly and supportive environment
  • Opportunities to work with staff and fellow volunteers during the year and an invite to our member celebrations where you can help us recognise the achievements of our members
  • Regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss how your volunteering is going and what other opportunities and training may be available to you together with an induction
  • A platform for building confidence
  • A reference from a reputable organisation

 

  • Working as part of team to create a bank of information for members.
  • Researching in to local and national organisations that can support members from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Working to create online newsletter and other activities that promote cultural diversity.
  • Support setting up and facilitating group for member.
  • Facilitate a monthly forum for members.
  • Encourage the members take an active part in the forum.
  • Coordinate guest speakers and member attendance for monthly meetings
  • Motivate members of all abilities to take part in activities

  • If applicable, to help set up equipment before the group and help clear up equipment after the forum has finished

  • Feedback any challenges or opportunities that arise during session to the staff team

  • Collate member feedback from the forum

 

 

We expect volunteers to comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times.

 

  • Travel and lunch expenses are reimbursed where appropriate.
  • We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and from people with disabilities.
  • Induction.
  • Training.
  • Reference after 3 months.
  • Lateral flow tests.
  • Masks.