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Volunteering Initiative: H.O.M.E.S (Homeless Outreach Mentoring and Emergency support)

A great volunteering opportunity - S.W.E.P (Severe Weather Emergency Provision) Volunteers

Position No: 00001

As the temperature drops, understandably concerns grow for the welfare of those sleeping rough on the streets. Would you like to help rough sleepers and potentially save lives? We have an exciting volunteer role that you could be a part of.

During severe weather the homeless are at greater risk of harm. Many rough sleepers have health issues, which the freezing cold often makes worse. The Severe Weather Emergency Provision (a place where the homeless can stay during extreme cold nights) will be opening from 20:30 - 08:00.

This is a reactive service, determined by weather forecasts and temperature changes. We are looking for volunteers who are extremely flexible to work as part of a team to cover a few hours (or more) at a town centre location, to help support the SWEP.

If you'd like to find out more regarding why S.W.E.P is important, you can take a look at the official guidance here: https://www.homeless.org.uk/our-work/resources/guidance-on-severe-weather-emergency-protocol-swep-and-extended-weather-provision

Want to know more? Please email the team.... rhian.james@cbhomes.org.uk

In order to apply for this opportunity, please download a Volunteer Application Form,  Equality and Monitoring form for Volunteers and Immigration Asylum and Nationality Info for Volunteers. The role description is here - Final SWEP volunteer.

For further information on this vacancy, and to find out more about working for Colchester Borough Homes, please visit our website - www.cbhomes.org.uk/workingforus. Please remember to include the job title and reference number on your application form.

Applications will not be accepted after midnight on the closing date - 2nd January 2019.