Shelter Scotland


Time For Change Admin Volunteer, Dundee

 

Time For Change Admin Volunteer Dundee

Role Title:

Time for Change Admin Volunteer – Dundee

Role summary:

 

We are looking for somebody to join our wonderful Time for Change team in Dundee. Time for Change works with people with Lived Experience of bad housing/homelessness to make change locally and also nationally. We work with people to determine “what does better look like?”.

This is a brand new Admin volunteer opportunity within the Time for Change team, where you will be minuting meetings, supporting us in communicating the good news stories as well as helping us collate evidence from those with Lived Experience to help amplify their voices to make systematic change.

Although this is an admin role, it allows you to be part of making change within the city, being part of everything we do.

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 Suggested Commitment

A minimum commitment of 6 months. Volunteering with the team, this will involve volunteering in various locations across the city. Hours to be discussed and are flexible.

Supported by:

Senior Development Worker

Why this role matters to Shelter Scotland:

 

More than half a million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, help lines, and national network of services. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

 

We recognise the significant benefit that our volunteers bring to the organisation. This volunteering role matters to Shelter Scotland because it ensures that important administrative tasks are completed, whilst enabling our support officers to concentrate on recruitment and training

 

Main Tasks:

  • Attending and minuting Core Group meetings which involves a group of people with multiple and complex needs who have lived experienced of bad housing/homelessness.
  • Other administrative tasks as agreed with Senior Development Worker.
  • Designing and gathering information for Time for Change to communicate across Shelter Scotland and the city on what the team and peers have been doing. Tasks will include coordinating with Development workers and peers to gather this information. Thus, will include any patterns/trends we are seeing within the city and what will be done to fix this.
  • There is also the potential to develop this role further with the agreement of the volunteer, and we provide access to a range of eLearning courses related to administration.

 

Benefits of volunteering with us:

  • Experience volunteering for a charity with a high-profile national identity and reputation
  • Excellent training opportunities, including access to our suite of eLearning courses
  • Experience working in an office environment, completing administrative tasks
  • Be part of a friendly and welcoming team
  • A dedicated member of staff to provide ongoing support and supervision
  • Payment of reasonable out of pocket travel expenses

 

Induction, Learning & Development:

 

To enable you take part in this opportunity Shelter Scotland will provide:

  • Detailed induction and training, providing relevant information and skills about volunteering for Shelter Scotland
  • Access to our suite of internal training courses, including a range of personal development opportunities for volunteers

 

Recruitment and Selection Requirements:

 

All potential volunteers will be asked to participate in a recruitment chat so that we can find out more about you and your reasons for wanting to volunteer with Shelter Scotland in Dundee.

 

If you are successful in the recruitment chat for this role, you will be asked to complete a self-declaration of any unspent convictions you might have. However, we recognise that many people with convictions have valuable life skills and experiences to share, and we are committed to ensuring that our volunteering opportunities are accessible to as many people as possible. As such, having criminal convictions does not necessarily mean that you will be unable to volunteer, and we would encourage anybody to enquire about volunteering with us.

 

This role also requires volunteers to complete a Basic Disclosure check. We will support you through this process and you will not be out of pocket as a result.

 

Skills and Qualities:

  • Confidence using Microsoft office such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Empathetic and understanding of people with multiple and complex needs
  • Good time keeping and communication skills
  • An understanding of minute taking is desirable

 

Next Step:

 

Contact our Volunteer Support Officer on 0344 515 2340 / 07880458572

or email volunteerscotland@shelter.org.uk

 

                                                        

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role description does not form part of any contract of employment.