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Body & Soul

Body & Soul uses a comprehensive, community-based and trauma informed approach to address the life-threatening effects of adverse childhood experiences. Whether someone has been neglected or abused, trafficked, attempted suicide or stigmatised because of HIV – we have helped to liberate thousands of people from the trauma that controls them.

Application deadline: 

Body & Soul is a charity dedicated to transforming the life-threatening effects of adverse childhood experiences. We have developed a ‘whole person’ model of care which brings cohesion back to lives that have been fragmented by the traumas of abuse, neglect, illness, or family breakdown. Our community provides people of all ages with a wide range of innovative and creative programmes that support physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

We want people living with the impact of childhood adversity from all over the country to be able to access support when they need it, and Beyond Boundaries is the project that enables us to do just that through providing an outreach calling service. The service supports a wide age range of members from 16 - 85.

Through regular communication with a group of assigned members you will build rewarding relationships based on trust, empathy and understanding. You will follow a coaching model where you will listen first then offer the support they may need from us. You will focus on encouraging self-reflection and independence throughout.

Role Aim: 

Body & Soul is a charity dedicated to transforming the life-threatening effects of adverse childhood experiences. We have developed a ‘whole person’ model of care which brings cohesion back to lives that have been fragmented by the traumas of abuse, neglect, illness, or family breakdown. Our community provides people of all ages with a wide range of innovative and creative programmes that support physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

We want people living with the impact of childhood adversity from all over the country to be able to access support when they need it, and Beyond Boundaries is the project that enables us to do just that through providing an outreach calling service. The service supports a wide age range of members from 16 - 85.

Duties: 

Through regular communication with a group of assigned members you will build rewarding relationships based on trust, empathy and understanding. You will follow a coaching model where you will listen first then offer the support they may need from us. You will focus on encouraging self-reflection and independence throughout.

Skills needed: 

We are looking for

• Experience and interest in psychology/social work/health & well-being

• Warmth, friendliness and excellent communication skills

• Ability to form strong relationships and discussions with a diverse community

• Good listening skills and ability to provide one to one emotional support

• Non-judgemental, adaptable and open-minded

• Ability to use own initiative

• Passionate about Body & Soul’s aims

Training: 

All volunteers will receive a full induction and training.

Location: 
99-119 Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4RE
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
We are looking for volunteers to join our team on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9pm. Volunteers are expected to commit on a weekly basis for a minimum of 6 months. All volunteers at Body & Soul will be subject to an advanced DBS disclosure prior to beginning their volunteering.
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