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About the organisation

Women@TheWell

We are a women-only service located in Kings Cross dedicated to supporting women whose lives are affected by or at risk of being affected by prostitution. Most women who use our services have multiple and complex needs including: problematic drug and alcohol abuse, mental health difficulties, rough sleeping and trafficking.

Application deadline: 

Women@thewell are looking for enthusiastic Drop In Volunteers.

We are a women-only service located in Kings Cross dedicated to supporting women whose lives are affected by or at risk of being affected by prostitution. Most women who use our services have multiple and complex needs including: problematic drug and alcohol abuse, mental health difficulties, rough sleeping and trafficking.

Drop In

1. Greeting all service users in a professional and friendly manner as they enter the service.

2. To maintain the positive energy of the drop in environment.

3. Signposting service users to other members of staff/satellite agencies/volunteers appropriately.

4. Promoting services available to each service user on that day.

5. Encourage service users to take part in the activities provided at the centre.

6. Report to support staff the outcome and any concerns regarding interactions or observations of service users.

7. Attending pre and debrief sessions

Role Aim: 

WATW run a drop in service Monday to Friday from 12.30 until 3.30. Successful applicants would start at 12.15 for a pre-brief session and finish at 3.45 prior to de-brief.

During the drop in, service users have access to a hot nutritious meal, shower facilities, laundry and a range of activities which run daily.

Volunteers work alongside staff to ensure the smooth running of the drop in service.

Duties: 

Drop In

1. Greeting all service users in a professional and friendly manner as they enter the service.

2. To maintain the positive energy of the drop in environment.

3. Signposting service users to other members of staff/satellite agencies/volunteers appropriately.

4. Promoting services available to each service user on that day.

5. Encourage service users to take part in the activities provided at the centre.

6. Report to support staff the outcome and any concerns regarding interactions or observations of service users.

7. Attending pre and debrief sessions

Skills needed: 

• Good interpersonal skills- you will be communicating with a range of people across the organisation and service users.

• Willingness to complete safeguarding online module

• Understanding of the aims of WATW and its stance on Prostitution as violence against women.

Training: 

Induction

Safeguarding Training

Location: 
54-55 Birkenhead Street London WC1H 8BB
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Monday – Friday 10.30am until 4pm
Categories: 
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here