Volunteering at the Marylebone Project

Volunteers play an important role in the work we do at the Marylebone Project and mean that we can offer a variety of activities and increased support to the women we work with. Volunteering is a great chance to make use of your skills and gain experience whilst giving something back to the community. 

How to Apply

To apply for any of the below volunteer roles please complete a Volunteer Application Form and e-mail it to volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk. You are welcome to send a completed application form as a general application and suggest ways in which you might be able to help, but please note that we may not be able to respond to all applications - we will be in touch if we have a role suitable for you!

To enquire about group or corporate volunteering opportunities contact Angela Owen at marylebone@churcharmy.org.uk.
 

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

The following volunteer roles are currently available within the Marylebone Project. We expect volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week and to attend on a regular basis. All volunteer roles require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.


Resettlement Receptionist Volunteer 

The Role:

  •  Ensure all are welcomed at the Marylebone Project. 
  •  Set up and maintain sound administrative systems and complete tasks and activities. 
  •  Support the Resettlement Team to ensure the smooth running of the unit. 
  •  Contribute to a safe working environment for residents and staff whilst fostering a good team spirit. 

Please find attached more details of this role. 

Availability required:

20 hours per week:
 
Tuesday 9.00am-5.00pm- inclusive of a 30-minute lunch break
Wednesday 9.00- 2.00pm
Thursday    9.00- 2.00pm
 
There may be occasions where an earlier start or a later end is needed, but hours will be adjusted accordingly. 

Expenses:  We pay for volunteer’s travel, and will pay for lunch on full-days.
DBS: The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Deadline : Friday 18th January 2019 at 12:30pm. Interviews will be taking place from 21st January 2019


Resettlement Team Assistant


*Female Workshop facilitator to join the Resettlement Team

The Role: 

  • Provide twice a week a Private Rent Scheme(PRS) workshop to women ready for independent living in the community.
  • Deliver the workshop in an IT room to 8-10 women
  • Show the women how to look for properties on websites
  • Show the women how to arrange viewing appointments
  • Keep a weekly record of: attendance register, what each resident completed and outcome of session
  • Feeding back to the Manager on the above 

 
Skills Required:          

  • Must have knowledge on how to use a PC and troubleshoot minor issues.
  • Must have knowledge on how to navigate around various websites.
  • Have the ability to manage any difficulties which may arise during the session.
  • An awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular homeless women. 

Availability Required: 

Two sessions per week:

  • One session 4-hour session either Saturday or Sunday
  • One 2- hour session late afternoon/early evening a week (this can be negotiated)

DBS: This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references 

Admin worker to join the Resettlement Team

The Role: 
  • Carrying out residential hard copy file audits 
  • Carrying out residential electrical file audits
  • Carrying out other admin tasks as requested by the Resettlement Manager 

Skills Required:          

  • Must have knowledge on how to use a PC
  • An awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular homeless women. 
Availability Required: 

Half day- morning/ afternoon (this can be negotiated)

DBS: This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references 

Marylebone Day Centre  

The Marylebone Day Centre is for homeless women, including refugees and asylum seekers. The centre runs a Rough-Sleepers Drop-in and the Meaningful Activity Programme. Ladies registered with the Day Centre have access to:

  • Showers (Mon-Fri),
  • Laundry (Mon-Fri),
  • Breakfast (Mon-Fri upon food availability).
  • Housing advice
  • The Meaningful Activity Programme, includes classes and workshops about; volunteering, learning and development, health & wellbeing, creativity & social.
Below is a list of volunteering roles needed in Marylebone Day Centre:

Education, Employment and Training (EET) Mentors

This year we are looking for a group of committed volunteers to mentor our women involved in the EET programme. If you have experience in this area and would like to work 1:1 with our women, supporting them to secure work experience, volunteer, join college classes, and part-time/full-time employment, we would love to hear from you!
 

ESOL/Maths Support Tutor

Many of our women struggle with essential skills like basic Maths and English. If you have experience tutoring and can spare half an hour a week to practice English conversation or simple Maths, please complete the application form above. It could be in your lunch break or after work.
 

Dance Class Teacher

Dance class has been a popular request from our women. If you have experience teaching Dance and would like to run a small group on a weekly basis, please complete the application form above.
 

Piano or Guitar Tutor

Do you play an instrument? We are currently looking for talented musicians to share their gift with our women. If you can give a couple of hours a week to teach beginers please complete an application form. The sessions could be a small group, or 1:1.
 

 1:1 Massage Therapy

We have a massage chair, all we need is a masseuse! If you have skills in massage therapy and would like to share this with our women, please get in touch.
 

Knitting Group Leader

Knitting is a useful skill, especially as it is now getting colder. If you are a passionate knitter and would like to give a couple of hours of your time to teach these skills to our women, please let us know.
 

Additional one off or group activities:

  • Clothing Giveaway – we regularly have a lot of clothes donated which can be given to residents in a session.
  • Breakfast Club – cooking for rough sleepers
  • Poems/Literature and Creative Writing Workshops
  • DIY Workshops
  • Tidying, Cleaning and Painting our Courtyards
  • Financial Workshops
  • Arts and Crafts – making Christmas Cards/Crackers etc. 
  • Career Advice

If you have other skills and talents that you would like to share with our women, we are always open to ideas. Please send a completed application form as a general application and suggest ways in which you might be able to help, but please note that we may not be able to respond to all applications - we will be in touch if we have a role suitable for you!