Support Volunteers

  • VO91346


Description

Searchlight Scotland runs a restoration programme and supported accommodation for women whose lives have been affected by human trafficking, addiction, abuse and other life controlling issues

We are recruiting volunteers to help us in our mission. In particular we would like to reach out to students who are currently studying psychology, social work or health care. However, anyone who is enthusiastic, caring and passionate about helping make a difference in people’s lives is what we are looking for the most.

Our volunteers will mainly be based in our safe house assisting with aspects such as:
• Assisting with the running of the safe house
• Take women to appointments
• Help women learn life skills in a practical way
• Encourage independence
• Encourage participation in activities
• Help run informal activities
• Document all events and handover

Our amazing volunteers provide us with their time, passion and energy, helping us to continue supporting the vulnerable people we serve in our community. In return, our volunteers have been able to:

· gain new skills and confidence
· enhance their CV and employability
· meet new people
· get training and support
· make a difference

If you wish to volunteer or for any further details please contact Eva D’ Amico, Volunteer Coordinator at email: eva.d'amico@searchlightscotland.org or telephone.: 07927371717. More details are also available at our website: https://www.searchlightscotland.org/volunteer

Organisation aims and objectives

Searchlight Scotland was founded in 2018 with a drive and hope to see societies most vulnerable receive trauma informed care and support in order for them to live the life that they deserve. Over the past few years we have seen many individuals come through our doors and start a journey to freedom from addiction, abuse, exploitation and many other life controlling issues. We are passionate about providing specialised care to those who have suffered trauma in their lives. We have a vision and a drive to identify and rescue those who are trapped in the travesty of human trafficking. We want to raise awareness and provide training to front line professionals to see as many individuals identified in Scotland as we can. We have a passion to see slavery ended in Scotland in our life time. We are committed to expanding and developing our services to see the long lasting recovery and restoration of many more individuals who have found themselves in very dark situations.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 21

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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