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Modern Slavery Transport Volunteer Driver and/or Chaperone

The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery Unit

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Description: To transport victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking to a place of safety. You may be the first person to show care and empathy to the victim on their journey to recovery.

Location: Journeys can be anywhere in England & Wales and will be split with other volunteers if over a certain distance or time period.

Accountable to: National Transport Coordinator

Background: The Salvation Army has delivered the UK Government’s contract to provide support for victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking since 2011. As part of the contract, The Salvation Army are required to provide a safe, effective & demand led Transport Service.

What you will do:
• Undertake transport journeys for victims as arranged by Transport Team
• Reply to notifications via smartphone app or text message to advise if you are available
• Complete and submit relevant paperwork
• Ensure that the vehicle used is clean, roadworthy and legal
• Share any concerns about the victim with the transport team or relevant agencies whilst adhering to GDPR
• Communicate with all parties in relation to the journey
• Ensure the victim feels safe and is cared for

The role is ad-hoc. We are a 24 hour service and we use a mass notification system to contact volunteers between the hours of 8am & 9pm. Journeys could come up at any time of the day and would generally need to be completed the same day.

We are looking for a commitment of at least one journey a month from volunteers or 12 over a 12 month period. However, on average, we arrange 4 journeys a day, so if volunteers were more available, their would be the journeys there to help out more than once a month.

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Skills / Experience needed: • In sympathy with the general aims & values of The Salvation Army • Sensitive interpersonal & communication skills • Commitment to safeguarding and a willingness to raise concerns where appropriate • Understand the importance of confidentiality & be able to keep confidences • Full driving license and access to a car (maximum 6 points on licence allowed). Volunteers would need their own car, however we would pay for any mileage expenses. They could also use a ZIP Car if they had an account. • Good organisational skills

What you will get from us: • Volunteer induction including ilearn courses (Safeguarding, Data Protection and Diversity, Equality & Inclusion) • Transport Volunteer Handbook • Ongoing support from the transport team • Pastoral support from our chaplaincy network • Opportunity to debrief after a journey with transport team or Divisional Volunteer Coordinator

Further location details may be provided below.

Daniel Weaver

Available Nationwide, but looking for volunteers within London & Hackney.

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Contact ATMSVolunteering@salvationarmy.org.uk

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