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South Yorkshire/homebased 3-4 hours per week / flexible

Data Volunteer

The Data Volunteer will work closely with the Assistant Director for South Yorkshire to support the consistent and comprehensive data record-keeping for the region’s projects. This support provided to the Assistant Director will in particular allow them to demonstrate the outcomes of services, identify areas for development which in turn provide opportunities for growth. The Data Volunteer will be trained in the use and administration of the various data recording systems.
Aim of the Volunteer Role

The Data Volunteer will work closely with the Assistant Director for South Yorkshire to support the consistent and comprehensive data record-keeping for the region’s projects.  This support provided to the Assistant Director will in particular allow them to demonstrate the outcomes of services, identify areas for development which in turn provide opportunities for growth.  The Data Volunteer will be trained in the use and administration of the various data recording systems.  This volunteer will usually complete three hours of volunteering per week – however, this may vary if there are specific, time sensitive projects for completion.  This volunteer will be line managed by Sarah Gregory, the Assistant Director for South Yorkshire.

Main Tasks
  • To attend Induction and support sessions
  • To adhere to the terms of Depaul UK’s policies
  • To conduct regular checks of data systems to ensure consistent and comprehensive recording providing feedback on findings to identified colleagues.
  • To compile routine data reports, complete data research projects and respond to ad-hoc report requests
  • To complete data inputting or validation as required
  • To contribute positively to the continuous development of the project/team.
  • To let his/her supervisor know the week before what day/time the volunteer plans to volunteer during the following week
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • To attend support sessions every eight weeks
  • To attend development training sessions where appropriate
  • To attend forums and celebration events for volunteers
  • To act as an advocate for volunteers
  • To adhere to the terms of Depaul UK’s policies currently in force and its Code of Practice
  • To observe safety framework in our relations with the young people we work with
Necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge
  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Understanding of the volunteering roles
  • Understanding of Depaul UK policies and procedures
  • A commitment to the work of Depaul UK
Support, Induction and Training

Support and supervision:

The volunteer will be line managed by Sarah Gregory, the Assistant Director for South Yorkshire

Induction and training:

All volunteers with receive a Volunteer induction and an induction to specific roles and projects. Volunteers will be given access to learning and development opportunities in line with their role.

Benefits to the Volunteer
  • Travel expenses to and from the project, travel between projects, and all genuine out-of-pocket expenses, are reimbursed.
  • While volunteering at the project, volunteers have full liability insurance cover.
  • There are appreciation events to recognise the important contribution that volunteers makes
  • Personal & professional development through training, support and ongoing evaluation
  • Experience can be a useful addition to volunteer’s CV
  • Depaul can provide a reference after 3 months active continuous volunteering
  • Contribute to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of young people.
The Disclosure and Barring Service

Depaul UK aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. Depaul UK welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for requirement purposes only when the conviction is relevant.

As Depaul UK meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by SI 2013 1198’.  All applicants who are offered volunteering may be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.
Location Home-based, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Salary Voluntary Hours Part Time
London/home-based 1 day/week / Flexible

Nightstop London Volunteer Administrator

Nightstop is a busy service that requires good communication with volunteer Hosts and with young people needing to access our emergency accommodation. The purpose of this role will be to act as the main point of contact for Nightstop on that day, through phone and email.
Main tasks

The purpose of this role will be to act as the main point of contact for Nightstop hosts and young people seeking accommodation through phone and email. This role would suit an applicant looking to gain experience in the charity sector or an applicant with the capacity to help during the week who is looking to give back.

The role will involve calling hosts in the morning to check if they are still free to host that night and gathering feedback from hosts and guests about their placement the night before. It will also involve monitoring our main email inbox and taking incoming calls to give basic details to referral partners, young people and potential new volunteers.

With support from our Nightstop Coordinators, this could include sending referral forms to partner organisations, signposting young people to alternative accommodation options and offering support through the wider prevention team. It would also include responding to potential volunteers to thank them for enquiring with our service and sending them an application pack.

This role will be remotely based and will require the applicant to have a computer or laptop available.

Main Tasks:

  • Attending Induction and support sessions
  • Adhering to the terms of Depaul UK’s policies
  • Phoning Hosts to confirm their availability
  • Phoning Hosts and Guests to take feedback
  • Taking incoming calls from young people to signpost internally or externally
  • Monitoring the Nightstop email inbox and respond to enquiries from referral partners, young people and potential volunteers
Skills, attitude and knowledge

Necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge:

  • Excellent telephone manner and communication skills
  • Organisation and administrative skills
  • Experience with MS Office and Outlook
  • A commitment to the work of Depaul UK
  • Capacity to support the team at least 1 day per week within office hours
  • Desirable skills, attitudes and knowledge:

Desirable skills, attitudes and knowledge:

  • Previous experience working with young people or volunteers
We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.
Location Greater London, Home-based, London & South East Hours Part Time
London 15 hours/week / Flexible

Money Management Volunteer

The volunteer will provide support to the Money Management Trainer and provide insights from young people on how to better support them with their finances.
Main Tasks

The volunteer’s main tasks will be:

  • •Carrying out regular check-ins with the young people using the money management service to gather updates on their progress towards set goals.
  • Providing regular updates to the Money Management Trainer on young people who may need extra support.
  • Creating resources for staff and young people relating to money matters, with support from the Money Management Trainer.
  • Supporting the delivery of group sessions, where applicable.
  • Attending training and support sessions where appropriate.
  • Adhering to the terms of Depaul UK’s policies currently in force and its Code of Practice.
  • Contributing positively to the continuous development of the programmes team.
Necessary skills, attitude and knowledge
  • A good awareness of the challenges faced by young people in relation to securing income and managing finances.
  • A good understanding of budgeting, saving and debt management strategies (desirable).
  • Good organisational capacity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • A good level of IT literacy, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • A non-judgemental and supportive approach and belief in the potential of others.
We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.
Location Home-based, London & South East Hours Part Time
London/home-based 15 hours/week

Employability, Training and Education (ETE) Volunteer – London

Providing administrative support to the programme coordinators by identifying suitable ETE opportunities for young people.
Main tasks

The volunteer’s main tasks will be:

  • Researching various ETE opportunities, in local areas around London, that could be suitable our young people – this will include volunteer and work experience placements.
  • Identifying local projects within communities that young people can undertake to enhance their skills.
  • Contacting relevant ETE providers.
  • Updating and maintaining the ‘Key partners’ database.
  • Attending training and support sessions where appropriate.
  • Adhering to the terms of Depaul UK’s policies currently in force and its Code of Practice.
  • Contributing positively to the continuous development of the programmes team.
Necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge
  • A good awareness of the challenges faced by young people in relation to securing employment, training and education
  • Good organisational capacity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • A good level of IT literacy, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to use the internet for research
  • A non-judgemental and supportive approach and belief in the potential of others.
We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.
Location Home-based, London & South East Hours Part Time
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