One Housing
We support vulnerable people access the wider community with confidence and self-confidence, we recruit volunteers to support us to achieve this goal. We work with people living with; mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, older and young people and families.We aid our customers recovery and help them engage in activities which will give the confidence and training they need…

To act as a befriender to vulnerable One Support customers. To undertake regular visits or outings and to help address social isolation, loss of confidence and to build motivation. Befrienders will meet with the customer on a regular basis either for a chat in their supported living service or to share a social activity, such as walking, attending museums, art galleries, cinema, etc.

The activities will be agreed with the customer, Support Officer and volunteer beforehand.  There will be opportunities for volunteers to get involved with social inclusion projects and enjoy 1:1 with our customers in all our services.  Even suggest and lead on some of their own, if this is what you would like to do.

Time commitment

We would like volunteers to commit to minimum two hours a week, stay with us minimum 3 months. Volunteers can stay longer, we will not ask them to leave after 3 months. However, we require consistently in their volunteering, as customers expect them and staff make time for them.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We have risk assessment and we follow Government procedures which will be explained when the volunteers when they come for they come for their induction

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.