CCP provides an integrated range of supported accommodation, education and training activities and guidance for homeless 16-25 year olds, with the aim of preparing them for sustainable, independent living.
Volunteers support this process by offering emotional and practical help to residents. This can include assisting residents to achieve action points within their support and development plan, helping with day-to-day living such as researching training or employment opportunities or form-filling, and encouraging and developing independent living skills.
They are also interested in specific skills or interests that you may have and want to share with their residents, for example cooking/healthy eating. Their volunteers have hosted Poetry Nights and established a popular Film Night. They never underestimate the value to a vulnerable young person of someone taking the time to play a board game or ask about their day, and their volunteers are priceless in that respect.
Volunteers from all age groups are welcomed, however the minimum age for this role is 18. DBS checks are carried out in line with their Safer Recruitment practices, although having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from volunteering with them.
What are they looking for?
Experience of supporting young people with complex issues is preferable, be it in a professional or personal capacity. However, full training is provided. Resilience is a key skill of all of their team members as in this role you can expect to be exposed to challenging scenarios and behaviours.
As a developmental opportunity, this is an ideal role for someone looking to gain experience in youth work, education, housing and support work. They offer accredited training and are an APT Awards registered training provider. They have also been recognised with the Investing in Volunteers quality mark for the support and opportunity they offer volunteers in the organisation.
When: Any day/time
Age requirements: Over 18
CCP (Caring for Communities and People) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.
CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.
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