VOLUNTEERS WITH THE REACH OUT PROGRAMME

Location: 
Belfast Area

THE ROLE
The role involves supporting the Reach Out programme of events in the Belfast area, across community groups, schools, youth groups, families and adult settings.
The volunteers will support the team in awareness raising and health improvement events, which aim to promote positive physical health, mental health, and social and community inclusion.
Extern provides a wide range of community services to those living with addictions, mental health needs, homelessness, and social justice issues.

QUALITIES AND SKILLS
Previous experience of being involved in supporting individuals in a social care and community context would be an advantage, but not essential as full training and support will be offered.
Volunteers with previous life experience of the issues above – “an expert by experience” are welcomed.
Volunteers may be asked to offer practical assistance in the set-up and take –down of information stands and equipment.
Volunteers should be non-judgemental, have the ability to be an effective listener and communicator.

TIME COMMITTMENT
The team have a scheduled programme of well-being events, group working and training so volunteers can choose which activities they would like to be involved in.
Contact please patricia.morrow@extern.org

All volunteering roles are subject to an Enhanced Access NI check. Copies of the relevant policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders as well as the Access NI Code of Practice are available on request. Please note that having a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with EXTERN.

Extern in Northern Ireland
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Registered Charity Number: XN 48714
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: CHY15770
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Charity Number: NI00263
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333