Are you looking for an opportunity within a charity to help with the administration of a project? Do you need experience of working within an office? Do you want to build up your confidence before going into full time employment?
If you have answered yes to the above, you could be just what we are looking for!
Sova are currently recruiting an Admin Support Volunteer to work within Bexley borough, to help support the administration processes to ensure the smooth running of the project.
The Orbit Project focus on local people supporting them get back into the community and help them get over any barriers they may be facing.
A lot of our clients lack confidence, have low self-esteem, lead chaotic lives and have behavioral/emotional needs. They could need support in keeping up with their tenancy, improving their skills to get back into work or building personal relationships etc.
We are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people who have a broad range of often complex needs that prevent them from engaging fully in their communities.
We enable people to identify and build on their existing strengths and to use these to develop new skills and pursue new opportunities. Our aim is to let people who are isolated or excluded know that we understand the issues and challenges they face, and that we will support them to shape their future.
We work in partnership with commissioners and other service providers to develop effective responses to our service users’ challenges that engage them in an exciting journey towards a better, stronger future.
Our passionate staff team and national network of committed volunteers deliver a range of services including:
Supporting mental health, emotional wellbeing, risk taking behaviours and family relationships; Advocacy, befriending and mentoring for children, young people and families ; Rehabilitation and mentoring packages for juvenile and adult offenders, addressing dependency, mental health, housing and employment needs; Supporting those furthest away from the labour market back into work, education or training Housing and tenancy support to reduce likelihood of homelessness and reduce anti-social behaviour; Working in partnership with Local Authorities to deliver statutory public services including Appropriate Adult provision and Independent Visitors for looked after children.
This is an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for those that wish to support with an organisation they feel passionate about. No experience needed.
The role of a Benefits Volunteer would involve tasks:
To jointly facilitate benefit group workshops To provide one to one support and advice; aiding clients understand their benefits To complete various benefit forms with clients To process benefits checks To assist with communications via telephone and email, and complete project paperwork
You will need to be able to work on Microsoft Word and Excel, and share the same values as Sova; PASSION / FOCUS / INTEGRITY / FAIRNESS.
You must be 16 years old and above to apply Full training is provided as part of the recruitment process All volunteers have the opportunity to complete the Certa accredited training Please note that having unspent convictions will not necessarily prevent you from becoming a Benefits Volunteer As an equal opportunity recruiter we consider each application on a case by case basis. However, applicants who are ISA/DBS barred should not apply Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed during volunteering