Searchlight Scotland

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.


Current opportunity

Our volunteers perform a variety of roles in order to help us provide for survivors and vulnerable people. We currently have a 'Volunteer- Support Worker' opportunity available. This opportunity would help women with life controlling issues and those who have been a victim of human trafficking and modern slavery. Searchlight Scotland is passionate about pursuing freedom and restoring lives. One of the main aspects our volunteer support workers do is to help at shifts at our safe house to guide our clients with life skills like cooking and cleaning and to be assisting them. This can include: - Assisting with the running of the house (ensuring rotas are followed, cleaning, checking up on Clients e.g.: sleeping/meds/eating/social/mood) - Assisting case workers with admin. - Take women to appointments. - Help women learn life skills in a practical way. - Encourage independence and use of progression plans. - Encourage participation in activities. - Run informal activities. - Help clients get to Junction (our office base at Bon Accord Terrace). - Sleep shifts. - Be friendly with the women but keep boundaries. - Document all events and handover. - Stand by. Within the team, support workers report to the operations coordinator and the manager. They may also work closely with the case workers. This role requires 5-15 hours a week. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Heidi Ogboke, Project Manager at email heidi.ogboke@searchlightscotland.org or tel.: 01224 587496.