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Welfare Volunteer

Welfare Volunteers work together helping to ensure the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of volunteers and members of the SHRUB Coop. This could include helping create accessible welfare policies, assisting with workshops and drop in sessions and arbitrating conflicts and complaints – not all volunteers have to take part in all tasks, giving the volunteers opportunity to focus on their interest areas. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months of volunteering, approximately 2-3h/week.

About SHRUB Coop

The SHRUB Coop aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. It is student-led, but anybody can get involved. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their 'waste' things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), a beginners Bicycle repair and maintenance workshop, upcycling and upskilling workshops, Social Justice Movie Nights, and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.

Experience Required

Essential skills: Communication skills, empathy for people from different backgrounds and with different needs Desirable: Experience in conflict mediation, mental health and wellbeing Active Listening Knowledge of equality, diversity, accessibility

Training Details

Inductions are provided by the volunteer coordinators Ongoing training is available both internally and externally in relation to duties in the role

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

2-3 hours per week for 6 months.

Location/Travel Details

Meetings are organised in wheelchair accessible locations within walking distance of the postcode. Shared office space for tasks can be arranged at 13 Guthrie Street (not wheelchair accessible) or 17 Guthrie Street (wheelchair accessible), both at EH1 1JG.

Expenses

Expenses should be checked with the volunteer coordinator beforehand, and then can be claimed with a receipt at the 13 Guthrie Street office during ordinary office hours, following a simple petty cash procedure and form (schedule an appointment beforehand

Accessibility Details

  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs
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