Join the Team
Location: Wigan Borough / Virtual / Telephone
Employment Type: Voluntary
About the role
As a Community Champion Volunteer, you would support local people who are socially isolated in the community with social activities such as; cinema, pride events, local events or even a coffee.
We are looking for individuals who will help in supporting local people who are currently socially isolated in the community.
It is a great opportunity to meet new people, develop your skills, get creative and make a real difference to people’s lives.
Researching and identify new ideas for events and activities for people to get involved with.
Meet individuals on a regular basis to support an them on their interests and hobbies.
Providing advice to access links to local groups who can support with loneliness, mental health, etc.
Motivating people to get them involved in local events
The skills you need
You do not need any previous experience, but the following will be useful:
Enthusiasm for the work of BYOU+ and it’s values.
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and motivated to work as an individual.
Ability to use a person-centred approach.
Ability to keep an open mind and be non judgemental.
Ability to deal in a professional manner.
Good verbal communication skills.
The ability to work within BYOU+ policies and guidelines.
Friendly and welcoming.
What you will gain
Being part of a friendly and diverse team.
Learn and be part of BYOU+ campaigning work.
Comprehensive induction, training, and ongoing support.
There will be ongoing support and training throughout your volunteering:
Full welcome induction
Training in appropriate BYOU+ Policies
Safeguarding training relevant to your role
BYOU+ is an inclusive LGBTQ+ and allies adult community.
BYOU+ is a not for profit, volunteer lead organisation with a dedicated team of people focused on the improvement and enhancement of LGBTQ+ lives that aim to make a positive difference to the community by;
Promoting Positive Mental Health through our in-person LGBTQ+ monthly group meetings and with support from our Mental Health Champions.
Tackling Social Isolation through our befriending service, supporting people to attend public events like cinema, pride events, local events or even a coffee.
Campaigning for LGBTQ+ equality through our projects and campaigns feeding into the Wigan Pride festival and other charities.
Tackling loneliness and social isolation
The role profile is an outline indicator for the general role activities and may be adjusted considering the changing needs of BYOU+. We expect the post holder to be as positive and flexible as possible in using this document.
BYOU+ are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to attend events/meetings in-person to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to attend such events, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.
We are asking people to commit to attending the relevant team meetings. These meetings are usually one hour every month. Each person generally commits approximately 4-6 hours a month, with more commitment usually needed during Pride season.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures plus adult barred list check
For further information, please contact us
Written By: MN
Lasted updated: 15/01/2022