Shelter Scotland (Aberdeen Hub)

Charity registered in Scotland SC002327

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

We strive every day to give people the help they need, and we campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.


Current opportunities

Befrienders build a trusting relationship and provide emotional support to a person who is experiencing homelessness or bad housing. Our service in Aberdeen supports those experiencing housing issues. We’re looking for a volunteer for a person who is engaged with our Time for Change project. You will support him as he searches for permanent accommodation, as well as providing practical support to engage more with his community and participate in Time for Change activity. This would ideally suit somebody who is empathetic, patient, confident and a good communicator. *Main Tasks: -Provide 1-1 social and emotional support to a Peer with Lived Experience of homelessness or housing issues. -Support the peer in finding a permanent home, and becoming more engaged in his community through various activities like going to the gym and volunteering. -Support the Peer in tracking their personal activity and goals in the Aberdeen Time for Change Project -Refer Peer to Development Worker in order to access services or support that they are entitled to -Regularly communicate with the Development Worker about the Peer’s general feedback -Providing open, non-judgemental space to allow Peers to talk on their experiences, isolation they may be feeling, issues they may be facing and their general involvement with Time for Change -To support Time for Change in helping to inform the issues people are facing within the community. A fantastic opportunity to help with a well recognised charity and make a real difference for people and the community. All help is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Anthea Reid, Volunteer Support Officer at Email: anthea_reid@shelter.org.uk or tel.: 03445152340 / 07880458572.

Befrienders build a trusting relationship and provide emotional support to a person who is experiencing homelessness or bad housing. Our service in Aberdeen supports those experiencing housing issues. This is a structured and time-limited relationship where you will support a person to achieve agreed personal goals, often based on your own life experience. There is a detailed induction and training, providing all the information and skills needed to fulfil the role, including a dedicated session on Befriending. All volunteers will be supported by a fantastic team in the Aberdeen Hub. For more information please contact Anthea Reid, Volunteer Support Officer at Email: anthea_reid@shelter.org.uk or tel.: 03445152340.

Befrienders build a trusting relationship and provide emotional support to a person who is experiencing homelessness or bad housing. Our service in Aberdeen supports those experiencing housing issues. We’re looking for a volunteer for a person who is engaged with our Time for Change project. You will support him as he searches for permanent accommodation, as well as providing practical support to engage more with his community and participate in Time for Change activity. This would ideally suit somebody who is empathetic, patient, confident and a good communicator. *Main Tasks: -Provide 1-1 social and emotional support to a Peer with Lived Experience of homelessness or housing issues. -Support the peer in finding a permanent home, and becoming more engaged in his community through various activities like going to the gym and volunteering. -Support the Peer in tracking their personal activity and goals in the Aberdeen Time for Change Project -Refer Peer to Development Worker in order to access services or support that they are entitled to -Regularly communicate with the Development Worker about the Peer’s general feedback -Providing open, non-judgemental space to allow Peers to talk on their experiences, isolation they may be feeling, issues they may be facing and their general involvement with Time for Change -To support Time for Change in helping to inform the issues people are facing within the community. A fantastic opportunity to help with a well recognised charity and make a real difference for people and the community. All help is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Anthea Reid, Volunteer Support Officer at Email: anthea_reid@shelter.org.uk or tel.: 03445152340 / 07880458572.

Befrienders build a trusting relationship and provide emotional support to a person who is experiencing homelessness or bad housing. Our service in Aberdeen supports those experiencing housing issues. We’re looking for a female volunteer to support a person who is engaged with our Time for Change project. You will provide support to build her confidence and empower her to share her experiences of homelessness, as well as providing practical support to engage more with her personal goals and to participate in Time for Change activity. This would ideally suit somebody who is empathetic, patient, confident and a good communicator. Main Tasks: -Provide 1-1 social and emotional support to a Peer with Lived Experience of homelessness or housing issues. -Support the peer in finding a permanent home, and becoming more engaged in his community through various activities like going to the gym and volunteering. -Support the Peer in tracking their personal activity and goals in the Aberdeen Time for Change Project -Refer Peer to Development Worker in order to access services or support that they are entitled to -Regularly communicate with the Development Worker about the Peer’s general feedback -Providing open, non-judgemental space to allow Peers to talk on their experiences, isolation they may be feeling, issues they may be facing and their general involvement with Time for Change -To support Time for Change in helping to inform the issues people are facing within the community. A fantastic opportunity to help with a well recognised charity and make a real difference for people and the community. All help is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Anthea Reid, Volunteer Support Officer at Email: anthea_reid@shelter.org.uk or tel.: 03445152340 / 07880458572.