First Base Volunteer

Job title: First Base Volunteer

Location: Brighton

First Base provides non-residential support for homeless men and women in Brighton and Hove.

First Base operates a specialist session from 8am daily for those sleeping rough. This session provides a comprehensive range of services such as specialist information and advice from caseworkers, nutritious food, showers, and access to IT facilities and laundry facilities. We also have a number of visiting partner services which give rough sleepers access to health care, housing referrals and other specialist services.

In addition to this, First Base run a number of other services for homeless and vulnerably housed clients.  These include a catering training project, a specialist sexual health advice service, a health promotion and awareness project and workshops to assist people back into work

We would welcome applications from people who would like to gain experience working with rough sleepers and are able to empathize with the client group.  Applicants must be over 21. Due to the nature of the work we do, we ask that anyone who has had a history of alcohol, substance misuse or accessed homeless services has not been in need of support for at least two years.  Applicants must be willing to commit to one weekday morning between 7.30 am and 12 noon. Volunteers will be providing general support and advice to clients, assisting with specific computer skills and form filing, advocacy work, reception and meet and greet duties as well as more practical tasks such as laundry and sorting out donations.

If interested, please contact via email: [email protected] for a job role and application form.