First Response Volunteer

First Response Volunteer

About the role

It’s fantastic that you would like to find out more about volunteering at St Mungo’s. Are you looking for your first role in the homelessness sector? As a First Response Volunteer, you will help find those rough sleeping quicker, and enable Outreach workers to spend more time supporting those found to move away from the streets and get connected to other local services. First Responders play a crucial role to ensure people sleeping rough receive vital support. This is not a client-facing role and therefore is well suited to somebody looking for their first role in the homelessness sector. However, we do also offer development opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge about rough sleeping for those interested.

Please see all locations and the time commitments we are currently recruiting for in this role:

  • Reading-Mondays and Fridays, 6am-8:30am (1 shift per month)
  • Westminster-Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 8pm-12am. Saturdays, 6am-10am (1 shift per month).
  • Oxford- Thursdays, 6am-10am (1 shift per month) *Please be aware for Oxford this will be driving shifts, so you and your partner volunteer will be driving between referrals. If you are interested on being a driver volunteer, you must be over 25. If you don’t drive, you can support with navigation between referrals, and updating if referrals are found or not found.

The attached role description will give you more information on the type of tasks you will be undertaking in this role as well as the support you will get from us in return.

Recruitment for this role may be closed earlier depending on the volume of applications we receive.

Things to remember:

– Please look at the time commitments and locations required for this role and be sure you are able to commit. This role requires a 6 month commitment.
– A DBS check will be carried out for this role.
– Please make sure you have read our Frequently Asked Questions here for new volunteer applicants


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