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VOLUNTEERS

There are many opportunities for AMAT UK Residents and people from the local community to volunteer to help us deliver our services.

Please scroll down to find the opportunities most appropriate to you…

RESIDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Cleaning – as a cleaning volunteer you will help to clean and maintain 411 HUB ready for all visitors and service partners. Duties include sanitizing all areas, hoovering, mopping floors and general dusting. There is a cleaning Rota to follow and support and training will be given along with the relevant PPE.

Reception – as a volunteer on reception, duties will include liaising with staff and the hub manager for who is expected within 411 HUB, welcoming guests into the building and ensuring that all guests are signed in and out. Due to COVID-19 other duties include ensuring face masks are worn and temperatures are taken.

Maintenance– as a maintenance volunteer, duties will include upkeep of 411 HUB. This will include but not be limited to painting, repairs and maintaining the garden terrace area and equipment. All tools and supplies will be provided and any training that is requested.

British Heart Foundation – as a volunteer with British Heart Foundation you will learn warehousing skills and customer service skills. Duties include organising of stock, serving customers and general cleaning duties.

AMAT UK Charity Shop – we operate our own charity shop in Chatham.

If you would like to offer your time please speak with your support worker or one of the 411 HUB Staff for more information.

PEER MENTOR ROLES

AMAT UK trains its more experienced residents in Peer Mentoring techniques. As a peer mentor duties will include supporting a resident for one to one advice and guidance whilst liaising with the Peer Mentor Coordinator. The purpose of the role is to aid the Resident’s journey back to independent living through them achieving small goals. Peer mentors also, through induction and the Somewhere Safe To Stay (SSTS) service, give homeless individuals companionship, guidance, the capacity and confidence boost that provide reassurance of changes for the better.

You will need to be approachable and friendly with a dedication to improving another person’s journey. You will also need to complete supervisions with a peer mentee, and the Peer Mentors are able to receive a qualification in this position, offered through the 411 HUB and its partner Medway Adult Education.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, please speak with your support worker or one of the 411 HUB Staff for more information.

Being a Peer Mentor was brilliant, I loved everything about the role. Being there for others that had problems and just needed a chat, or just a pair of ears to listen; seeing people coming in [to the HUB] upset and leaving with a smile has got to be the biggest achievement for me.

 

OTHER VOLUNTEER ROLES

Please check back regularly to find live volunteer opportunities for non-residents posted here.

If you are interested in joining AMAT’s Board of Trustees please make contact via: services@amatuk.org

 

 

 

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