Beyond Barriers seeks more volunteers

UKHC Volunteer Schemes

Beyond Barriers Project is currently recruiting for the following Volunteer roles:

  • Volunteer Mentor
  • Volunteer IT Mentor
  • LGBT Champion
  • Social Media support Volunteer
  • Events & Outreach Volunteer

Beyond Barriers provide Volunteer mentoring to carers and former carers who may not use statutory agencies or services and perhaps may not consider themselves as carers.

Beyond Barriers provide a full induction, training and ongoing support and supervision. They also provide personalised support, supervision and coaching.

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The next Beyond Barriers Volunteer Induction is on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th of June from 5pm to 8pm. All applicants must be beyond interview stage to attend.

For more information or an application form please contact: andrew@helpforcarers.org.uk or visit our website  www.beyondbarriersproject.org

Beyond Barriers Project

The Beyond Barriers Project is funded for three years by the Big Lottery, to provide a mentoring support service for adult carers and former carers from “hard to reach communities”, including; Black and Ethnic Minority, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, Refugee and Asylum seekers and people with Mental Health issues.

We have developed the project to cover mentoring as well as IT mentoring and Life Coaching.

Our team is made up of Mary Rogan (The Project Manager) and Andrew Isaac(The Project Worker),  with support from Debbie Robinson (Admin Support) and our team of  wonderful Volunteers. Our services are proved by our Volunteer IT/Computer Mentors, Volunteer Mentors, Volunteer Outreach/Events and our Volunteer LGBT Champions. We provide personal and professional development and training opportunities for our volunteers, all of whom have all been professionally recruited and trained for their roles.

Beyond Barriers aims

  • To provide a Volunteer Mentoring service for carers and former carers
  • To improve the carer and former carers overall sense of well-being
  • To help carers and former carers feel more active and involved within their communities
  • To improve carer and former carers access to information and support services
  • To enable Volunteers to enhance their skills
  • To improve overall confidence, wellbeing and supportive structures for carers, former carers and volunteers involved in the project

These aims are being achieved through

  • Building strong working relationships with key identified organisations
  • Through continual borough specific and London wide networking, identify service users
  • Network with all Help for Carers partner organisations
  • Network with AGE UK, we are in the Lambeth Directory and aim to be included in all other applicable boroughs
  • Network with Volunteer Centres within each borough to get our role descriptions advertised and attract volunteers
  • Recruiting and training Volunteers
  • Identify potential clients through all of the above

More information www.beyondbarriersproject.org

Help For Carers is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales number 2742445   Registered charity number 1027026

Comments

“Mary Rogan contacted us about placing an LGBT volunteer with one of our projects – helping to establish the Lambeth LGBT Community Network. I have to say that we are extremely happy with how well this volunteer placement is working out.”  Mark Healey

The UK Hate Crime Network founded and administered by 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign is happy to promote volunteering opportunities through our social media profiles and networks – if you have an opportunity to advertise please get in touch.

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