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Volunteer Outreach Worker

Safer Wales

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre

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]Community Work, Advocacy, Community Safety, Drugs and Addictions


StreetLife is a harm reduction project, which provides exit routes, advice, support and information to sex workers. StreetLife works with the most vulnerable women, many of who are exploited, and suffering violence and abuse. These women are also at high risk of developing complex substance misuse and health problems. The lack of support, advice and accessible exit routes significantly increases the risks these women face of sustaining long term harm and facing extreme social exclusion. Volunteers are need to support our evening outreach service within the Swansea area. Providing advice, refreshments and safety to women street based sex working.


Checklist:

/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Group activity



Premises type: Community Based


Public transport: Train station near by

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Is this role flexible? One evening per fortnight (minimum commitment)


Min hours expected per week: 0 hours


Min period of commitment: 6 months

Requirements: • Eighteen years of age • Approachable • Non-judgmental • Reliable • Willing and able to keep records • Willing and able to attend support/training meetings


Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Social events/meetings


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers


Additional support needs:


Training provided: Induction training, accredited learning

Age requirements: 18+


Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Formal interview/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport/ Food allowance


People unsuitable for this opportunity:
Person needs to be eighteen years or over.

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