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28 April
2017

Our Mission is to build resilience, raise aspiration, improve lives

Volunteering

Volunteering

Are you unemployed and looking for experience? Retired but feel your knowledge could benefit others?


Volunteers are valuable assets to the Local Solutions team, making worthy and welcome contributions to many of our projects and services. 

Not only will you learn new skills and knowledge as a volunteer, but you will also have the opportunity to assist others in the local community, meeting new people and gaining new experiences along the way. This can lead to increased employment prospects, as well as increased self-confidence to go on and achieve what you want to do.

Volunteers will be provided with training and given subsidence costs including lunch and travel expenses.  We also hold an annual volunteers lunch to show our appreciation for all the hard work our volunteers do - you can see the photos from this year's lunch by clicking here

Whether young or old, able bodied or disabled, you can be sure that your assistance will be greatly appreciated by others.

If you have a few hours to spare and think that you could help make a real difference, both in others’ lives and your own, please view the volunteer placements available below and if you are interested in one of the roles, please complete the volunteer application form at the bottom of this page and return it to Local Solutions, Mount Vernon Green, Hall Lane, Liverpool L7 8TF or e mail info@localsolutions.org.uk

If you would prefer to discuss the volunteer placements in more detail, please contact Julie Hogg for more information – Tel: 0151 705 2381 or e mail jhogg@localsolutions.org.uk


Volunteering Opportunities

 

Supported Lodgings Volunteer

Local Solutions requires a volunteer at Sefton Supported Lodgings.

Sefton Supported Lodgings supports young homeless people between the ages of 16-25.

The Lodgings are provided by a team of registered householders who are willing to offer young people a room in their own homes.  The scheme employs dedicated support coordinators offering advice, information and practical help.  Each young person contributes to an individual support plan designed to identify long term goals and promote independence.

The role of the volunteer will be to work alongside the support co-ordinators to assist them in the co-ordination of support packages to homeless 16 -25 year olds; and to assist in organising and facilitating group activities including, young people (YP) & householder (HH) forums.

The volunteer will receive full training and on going support.

Volunteers are entitled to claim for both travel and subsistence costs.


Building Support Volunteer

Local Solutions is seeking a Building Support Volunteer to help them bring back into use a Family Centre that will be used to deliver activities and services that meet the needs of local people.

This opportunity would particularly suit an individual from the Liverpool 4 area who can commit 30 hours a week. A full Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check would be required for this role.

Duties will involve looking after the reception area, telephone, welcoming visitors, maintaining the signing in book and keeping a booking diary of events and activities taking place or booked in at the centre.


Shopmobility Support Volunteers needed urgently

Local Solutions Shopmobility service requires volunteers to help with the training of customers in the use of  scooters/wheelchairs for hire.

This role will include driving the scooters/wheelchairs from the garage to the shop in readiness for customers to use, delivering scooters/wheelchairs to various hotels around the city centre, cleaning scooters/wheelchairs after customer use and putting them on charge.

This role also includes using the till (taking payments for scooter hires etc.) To help customers to fill in applications forms, taking bookings/enquiries on the telephone.  On occasion the volunteer may need to work unsupervised.

A full Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check would be required for this role.


Volunteer Receptionist/Administrators

We are seeking volunteer Receptionist/Administrators for our Scotland Road site.  Scotland Road houses a number of Local Solutions’ services that support young homeless, people affected by domestic violence and bullying and our Liverpool Homecare branch enabling people to live independently in their own homes with support. 

The roles of the volunteers would involve meeting and greeting clients, visitors and staff, monitoring CCTV, keeping reception area tidy, answering and forwarding telephone calls, sorting, distributing and accounting for post and processing financial recharges.

Full training will be given and on going support provided. 

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