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Humanists UK - Pastoral Support Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

At Humanists UK, we want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have. We’re committed to putting humanism into practice through our ceremonies, pastoral support, education services, and campaigning work. We advance free thinking and freedom of choice so everyone can live in a fair and equal society. Our policies are informed with the support of over 150 of the UK's most prominent philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers and experts and we seek to advance them with the help of parliamentarians in the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. We strive to be the voice of humanists in public debate, drawing on contemporary humanist throught and the worldwide humanist tradition.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Humanists UK is building a network of volunteers to provide pastoral support for the non-religious across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in institutions such as hospitals, hospices, prisons and universities.

Skills Required:

  • A commitment of at least 3 hours per week is required by most institutions at which volunteers can take up posts.
  • Experience of hospitals, hospices, prisons or any instituion where pastoral support is offered
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, particularly building rapport through conversation, active listening, communication with a wide range of people.
  • Foreign languages could be useful in some institutions

Additional Benefits:

  • Free training is provided to gain the accreditation
  • Free CPD 
  • Guidance and assistance with applying for roles at institutions
  • Will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?