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Compass (Action Towards Inclusion) volunteer

Compass (Action Towards Inclusion) volunteer
Foundation York
Description of the role:

Supporting a weekly job club (Compass). Every Tuesday morning we hold Compass (previously Employment Support Sessions). This is a group which is led by our key workers and assisted by our volunteers. The group is aimed at giving our participants the opportunity to connect with others facing similar barriers, share experience and knowledge, as well as offering support with applying for jobs, courses, training and volunteering.

Sessions usually consist of an ice breaker activity and a cuppa, followed by job seeking activities such as CV writing, application forms and mock interview skills. We also hope to run monthly workshops or outings aimed at improving wellbeing, developing interests and inspiring our participants.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Volunteering Role Profile:

- To identify skills, interests and goals as well as barriers to achieving.
- To assist with job/volunteering search, course search, applications.
- Help to prepare participants for interviews.
- Support participants with checking emails and making calls.
- To motivate our participants to accomplish their goals.
- To help plan and arrange activities/workshops/outings.

Practical information:



Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
12 Haywra Street
North Yorkshire
hg1 5bj
Last updated: 19.12.2018
Organisation Information

Foundation delivers a range of services across the City York:

Resettlement and Community Support (RACS) – offering intensive resettlement and accommodation support for offenders who are assessed as being a greater risk to the community.

Making Safe – supporting victims of domestic abuse to remain in their own homes and at the same time challenging the perpetrators behaviour.

Support for adult offenders to access and maintain a range of accommodation within the city.

Young people aged 16-25 are supported to find a home and develop skills to live.

Foundation also manages a hostel which houses 5 vulnerable 16-19 year olds and provides 24 hour staff support.