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Volunteer Receptionist

Doorway

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Doorway is an independent charity based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, working with young people aged 16 – 25 years who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. A range of factors may impact upon a young person’s chance of becoming homeless. For example, relationship breakdown between the young person and their family remains a major cause of youth homelessness, leaving young people without family support networks to rely on. Approximately 50% of young people who come to Doorway report they had to leave home because of arguments, relationship breakdown or being told to leave.
Our services are designed to meet individual need and we also work closely with other organisations to help them move forward in their lives.
Our short-term aim is to help young people solve the immediate crisis of “no home, no money”
Our long-term aim is to improve life chances through learning to live independently and accessing training, education and employment. This helps to build their self esteem, regain dignity and offers hope for a better future.

Administration,Advice, Information & Support,Community Work,Fundraising,Marketing, PR & Media,Youth Work,General & Helping

Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Cleaning & Tidying,Evaluating & Reviewing,Good IT Skills,Language Skills,Organising & Planning,Reading & Writing

Provide support to the team and young people as required. Develop good practice and improve existing procedures, involving young people when appropriate. Maintain accurate records, including statistics, in order to monitor and evaluate the work of the project. Consult with young people and involve them in development, delivery and evaluation of the service. Work closely with other members of the team. Monitoring and developing social networking and digital media, including weekly updates. Place young people at the heart of the service to ensure that project work is appropriate to their individual needs. Any other duties as and when appropriate.

We rely on our volunteers to continue to run this service. We need volunteers who want to give something back to the local community, who enjoy a friendly conversation, who strive on meeting new people. Our volunteers utilise all of their qualities from previous life experiences in order to touch upon another person’s life, especially when it really matters. By getting involved with Doorway, you will be making a difference. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications, but do need to be interested in other people by being open minded to different social circumstances and we welcome volunteers from a range of backgrounds and circumstances to build on Doorways reputation of assisting young people facing homelessness. Volunteering is a commitment that can be challenging, but at the same time rewarding and we strive on empowering our volunteers in developing their own self-esteem and confidence, by enhancing success in personal development through opportunities, such as ◾Volunteering on Doorway Reception ◾External training, ◾Attending Events ◾Networking Opportunities ◾Helping with fundraising events ◾Enhancing your skills set and adding to your CV for future employment

Further location details may be provided below.

CV11 5QJ

Town Centre location, approx. 8 minutes walk from Nuneaton bus station, 10 minutes walk from Nuneaton train station. We are located behind Ropewalk shopping Centre.

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