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Outreach Night Leader You

Organisation : 300 Blankets

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 1.5 hours monthly minimum

Duration of project : 12 months

Skill area : Social & Support Work

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Application closing date : 30 Jun, 2023

About the role

You are someone who wants to make an extraordinary contribution to people sleeping rough in our community.

The Outreach Program operates twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights (7.00pm – 8.30pm) where a group of volunteers walk along a fixed route in Melbourne’s CBD, directly engaging with people sleeping rough. The Outreach Program operates to provide people experiencing homelessness with friendship and support in a time when they are generally in greatest need of social and material assistance. This is in recognition of the fact that social isolation and a sense of disenfranchisement can proliferate amongst people on the streets.
300 Blankets has developed a high level of trust with people sleeping rough over the last 7 years where we are known as ‘the Blankets people’.

What you’ll do
As an Outreach Night Leader you will:
• Coordinate and liaise with the Volunteer Manager ahead of the night to confirm attendees and contact details;
• Coordinate the collection of material items from either of our storage facilities;
• Lead an array of volunteers (usually a maximum of 7) with differing gender, age, background, ranging from school groups to grandparents.
• Be at Flinders Street station by 7pm for the commencement of the night.
• Brief the volunteers about the night prior to departure.
• Monitor safety and well-being of all volunteers throughout the course of the evening.
• Record the numbers of people encountered during an evening i.e. male and female.
• Report any unusual activities and/or updates and information garnered from conversations with people on the streets to inform the broader team and subsequent Night Leader.

Commitment:
• 1.5 hours per Outreach night.
• Minimum 1 Outreach night per month.
• 12 months.

We can offer you
• An organisation focused on volunteer wellbeing;
• An engaging and social team culture;
• Mandatory training including:
   o First Aid Training Level – HLTAID003.
   o Assisted Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course.

Why you’re right for 300:
You’re someone who:
• Has a genuine motivation to help support people in the community and do so in a compassionate and empathetic manner.
• Has excellent social awareness and communication skills.
• Has good English verbal communication skills.
• Is a confident leader.
• Is physically able to carry a hiking pack or transport a wheeled bag which contains material goods.

Sounds like you?
• Email your application to contact@300blankets.org.au

About the organisation

Organisation name : 300 Blankets

300 Blankets is a not for profit, volunteer-run charity, dedicated to supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria through three service Programs: Outreach, Soul Kitchen and Iceolation. By reaching out to people who are disenfranchised and socially isolated, we strive to break down barriers and enrich a community where all people are accepted and respected through love, compassion, and dignity.

How to apply

Position Description : 300 Blankets PD Outreach Night Leader

Email your application to contact@300blankets.org.au


Please quote in application: Outreach Night Leader You via Pro Bono Australia.


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