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Humankind Charity - Volunteer Group Co-Facilitator



Details of the Charity:

Humankind creates services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves and their families. We support local people to create stronger, better-connected communities.

Group support is integral to many people’s recovery, and this Volunteer role is aimed to help with the facilitation of a group (there are a number of different groups, eg Managing Anxiety, Recovery Sustainment).  The role involves training and shadowing first, and we aim to help volunteers develop and meet their own goals. 

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Activities may include:

  • Co-facilitating a group session for people seeking to make changes to their substance use
  • Generally listening and being empathetic to others, and speaking positively about treatment / recovery
  • Signposting to other activity / support the service and partners offer
  • Liaising with staff and service users to gain feedback about the service which helps inform decisions and support
  • Adhering to policies related to areas such as safeguarding, information governance and health and safety

Skills Required:

  • Clear verbal/written communication skills
  • A confident and friendly approach
  • A willingness to learn
  • Basic IT skills – we can help you to gain or build on these
  • An understanding of the importance of guidelines and procedures relating to key areas such as safeguarding and information governance
  • Willingness to undergo a DBS check if required for the role
  • Be respectful and non-judgemental
  • Willing to attend and complete relevant training
  • To participate in regular supervision sessions with your supervisor

Additional Benefits:

  • Full training provided via access to Humankind’s training platform
  • Access to Humankind’s Employee Assist Programme
  • Volunteering hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteer Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?