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Project Name: FW Homelessness – Staysafe

Location: Trinity Methodist Church, 82 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH6 5AQ

Volunteer Title: Staysafe Volunteer

Time Commitment: Tuesday, 1.45pm – 5pm; Wednesday, 1.45pm – 5pm and/or 5pm – 8pm (includes an evening meal eaten with Staysafe guests)

Role DescriptionStaysafe is a safe place to go for those in emergency accommodation. Offering a holistic approach to support, days of action, social activity and meals eaten together. Staysafe is hosted in a local church and supported by local churches.

Your role will include support to guests by:
– Chats with those who have been through street homelessness and are now living in accommodation
– Making teas and coffees
– Playing pool/darts
– Cleaning the venue after each session
– Encouraging guests to join in activities
– Helping guests access online support and training
– Providing support with reading or understanding paperwork
– Generally helping out while at Staysafe

Key Attributes:
– You will have a passion to help those along their individual journeys, ensuring they feel valued and cared for
– Be open minded and enjoy conversation

You Will Gain Experience In:
– Gain an insight into the types of issues faced by those who have lived on the streets
– Support work relating to those having experienced street homelessness

For Further Information: please contact Rachel Begbie on 01202 429037 or email rachel.begbie@faithworkswessex.org.uk