Safe Haven Volunteer Host

Safe Havens is an innovative project supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse to access safe accommodation quickly provided by trained, volunteer hosts and supported by a dedicated IDAS worker. The project builds on a long history of people hosting families and individuals inn their homes while they rebuild their lives. Being a safe Havens host is an opportunity to guide and support a person through challenging times. Hosting a guest who has experienced domestic abuse is incredibly rewarding. Hosts can assist a guest in many ways to reach their potential and future goals/ Being with a trained host in a host's home offers guidance and support while the guest plans for their safer future , free from abuse and violence

Skills or experience required?:

• The ability to volunteer sensitively and constructively with vulnerable guests.
• To have empathy and understanding for the situations the guest/s experience.
• The ability to maintain guest confidentiality.
• Be able to establish and maintain clear boundaries and expectations while hosting.
• Establish and maintain positive joint working with the IDAS team.
• Good communication and listening skills.
• The ability to work within IDAS Code of Conduct
• Able to produce practical and creative solutions to issues and problems.
• To communicate positively and promote IDAS values and beliefs.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
This opportunity is suitable for: Families, Wheelchair users
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Advocacy, Campaigning, Caring, Health & wellbeing, Other general & helping, Practical
Type(s) of cause supported: Addiction, Animals, Arts, culture & heritage, Carers, Children, young people & families, Disablity, Education & learning, Environment, Faith & belief, Health, hospitals & hospices, Homelessness & housing, Human & civil rights, Local community, Mental health, Older people, Sport & outdoor activities, Transport, Victims, crime & safety
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Flexible on need - up to 8 weeks of a guest with a volunteer host
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: