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Period Friendly Pal Glasgow

  • VO80770


Description

Simon Community Scotland is a values led organisation. We expect all of our staff and volunteers to reflect this, to care about people and demonstrate compassion, tolerance and tenacity. You can find out more about our mission and vision here, http://simonscotland.org/about-us/.
Many of the women we support struggle with a wide variety of health complications including their period. Simon Community Scotland provides access to Period Friendly Points to make the struggles they face at this time a little easier to cope with.
Volunteering as a Period Friendly Pal is a rewarding and fulfilling way for you to get involved in the work of Simon Community Scotland.
The support given by a Period Friendly Pal volunteer takes many forms including: look after your allocated Point in the city, helping raise awareness of the issues homeless women face when looking after themselves, being an ambassador for Simon Community Scotland, organising pack and distribute the Period Friendly products at the warehouse, helping us to raise funds and donations to keep the Period Friendly Points and Pax running. You will be directed by our Volunteering Coordinator, attend regular fun group meets with our team of Period Pal volunteers to give and take part in updates and project objectives.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day we help make positive things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. We provide expert, compassionate and flexible support and link people into the services they need. We deliver a range of services across Glasgow, Edinburgh (Streetwork) and across Central Scotland. We work with people so that they can resolve their homelessness as quickly as possible. We maintain contact with people – in diverse circumstances – so that we can help them address the underlying reasons for their homelessness and get the support they need. By working and learning together we can drive impact and change person to person – to transform everyone’s experience of homelessness in Scotland.

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Frequency and commitment details

This is one of our more flexible roles, however, it will be dependent on the opening times of the Point you have been allocated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Able to approach your volunteering role and tasks with a flexible and non judgemental attitude Empathetic towards our client group Good communication and people skills Enjoy meeting and interacting with people Good organisational skills Some basic IT skills would be helpful Ability to work on own initiative and also enjoy being part of a team Experience not required as full training and induction will be given to the right candidates
Travel details: You would be required to spend an agreed time per week to go to our Warehouse to pick up products to maintain and replenish the Point. Access to transport is preferable but not necessary depending on needs.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Provision of agreed expenses
Training details: SCS comprehensive Volunteer Induction and Training program Role specific training The opportunity for further development

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