- Organisation Name
- New Roots Housing Project
- Title of role
- Homecraft Volunteer
- Number of volunteer places available
- 0 / 4
The Homecraft Volunteer role is flexible and volunteers can work with the Volunteer Coordinator to devise their role according to their own interests, skills and knowledge. As a guideline the main tasks involved in this role are outlined below:
• Support staff in the planning and completion of creative, high-impact home-improvement and upcycling works across New Roots’ properties.
• Take a role in the promotion of activities. This may include poster and literature design, representation of the project at events, writing for the New Roots website and our monthly newsletter, or taking photographs of activities.
• Support the involvement of service users in activities, and their learning about home-improvement.
• Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.
New Roots Housing Project, 2-4 Overend Road, Worksop, S80 1QF
- What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
New Roots is always looking for enthusiastic people, of any background, who feel they could make a difference to the project. All you need is the drive and enthusiasm to help vulnerable young people make positive changes in their lives.
Whether you’re looking for the chance to give something back, a bit of work experience, or something to do in your free time, New Roots can offer:
• A meaningful volunteer experience with a vibrant, dynamic local charity.
• The chance to make positive changes in the lives of our young people.
• A full induction and training around working with vulnerable young people.
• Access to ongoing support and development, including further training appropriate to your role.
• Travel and other agreed expenses.
• Valuable work experience and a reference resource for the future.
- Personal qualities and requirements
This role would suit someone who:
• Has some experience of gardening, redecorating or creative crafts, either through education, employment or volunteering.
• Is familiar with the importance of health and safety.
• Is an excellent communicator.
• Has an understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and the needs of vulnerable young people.
• Is a reliable team player with a sense of humour and a positive attitude.
• A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle would be highly advantageous.
- Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
• Communication and interpersonal skills.
• Working with vulnerable people.
• Punctuality and reliability.
• Awareness of health and safety, safeguarding, and confidentiality.
• Teamworking skills and individual responsibility.
3+ hours per week (flexible).
- Additional Info
Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?
• Complete Application Form and Equality Form.
• Attend informal interview.
• Attend induction training, submit references and DBS Check.
Timescale from application to starting volunteering:
When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? (Ideally students should be contacted within a week)
Within 1 week.
- Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
- A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required