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Skillsmatch buddy, West End Refugee buddy

Description of what will be involved: 

Skillsmatch is an online platform that matches the skills, experience and interests of sylum seekers and refugees with a broad range of volunteering opporutnities in Gatehead areas.

Skillsmatch buddiers provide one-to-one support to clients who are interested in accessing these volunteer opportunities.  Volunteer buddies assist clients who are interested in accessing these volunteer opporunities.  Volunteer cuddies assistn clients wiht wriiting their profiles for the Skillsmatch website, help them to identify and positively articulate their skills, experience and interestes, and support with the application provide and initial visits to their chosen volunteer role.

Buddies give a gew hours each week or fortnight. 

 

Opportunity Location: 
Skills and qualifications needed: 

<p>The project is looking for volunteers who:</p>

<ul>
<li>have an ability to make a good relationship with the persons who you are buddying</li>
<li>have an ability to work sensively and offer support to others</li>
<li>have good listening and communication skills</li>
<li>possess good IT skills (web, email ,Microsoft officer)</li>
<li>can maintain confidentiality</li>
<li>Can provide support in a non-judgemental, consistent and reliable way</li>
<li>Are wiling to complete all parts of the induction training, additional mandatory traning and 6 monthly supervisions</li>
<li>Can volunteer for a minimum of 6 months.</li>
</ul>

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Areas of interest: 
Does opportunity require DBS check?: 
No
Additional Information: 

The volunteer role will be for a couple of hours every week or fortnight, minimum of 6 months commitment after induction.  Any of the following, Monday & Tuesday daytime, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday & Friend mornings.  Ideally available some Wednesday afternoons 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Takes place on: 
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays
Contact Person: 
Kate Marshall
Contact details: 
volunteering@gateshead.gov.uk

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