ROLE: SATURDAY CLUB VOLUNTEER FOR THE WOMEN’S HEALTH INFORMATION & SUPPORT CENTRE (WHISC) 120 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4JN
WHISC. For All Women.
The Women’s Health Information & Support Centre (WHISC) is a charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women and their families throughout Liverpool and the surrounding areas.
‘Those who have lost a partner or child, women who have suffered abuse, been in prison, women who have been diagnosed with a serious and life changing illness or condition, women struggling to cope with mental illness, women who have lost a partner or child, women suffering from low self-esteem & self-confidence, depression, lack of money, lack of a safe place to live, women who are asylum seekers and refugees who find themselves in an area where they know no one at all. All women who are socially isolated and those who are lonely and simply need a cup of tea and a chat’.
The ages of the women that we see range from 18 to 90 years.
This role involves providing support to women who attend the Drop-In on a Saturday 11-2pm many for whom is don’t have English as their first language and may have Refugee or Asylum Seeking status. Some of the women also bring their children. The Saturday Club promotes the integration of all women.
This role involves talking and making people feel welcome, facilitating discussions and sometimes going out and about and liaising with partner agencies. Duties also include meeting and greeting visitors to the premises and supporting the Outreach worker.
You will represent WHISC with members of the public and colleagues from various sectors.
WHAT WE NEED: Hours Saturday 11.00am-2.00pm We ask for at least 3 hours a week volunteering time. In-house training will be provided.
This volunteering role involves dealing with women who are members of the public who want to find out more about WHISC either for themselves, people that they work with or for friends and family.
The role also includes a range of other duties including answering the phone, making drinks, administrative duties, helping clients to find appropriate health information and signposting to appropriate services where necessary.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
- An interest in women’s health
- Friendly and outgoing and good with children
- Non-judgemental & empathic
- Sound communication skills in listening, speaking and writing
- Assimilation skills to help absorb and make use of wide ranges of information and data
- A commitment to participation in training and self-evaluation.
DESIRABLE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
- Experience of working in a public facing role.
- Multi- lingual, ESOL or teaching
- Knowledge of the work that WHISC does.
FOR TEAM WORKING:
- An ability to work as a member of a small, friendly team
- A commitment to securing the best outcomes for women
- The capacity to develop specific knowledge and understanding of the WHISC and its community
- A commitment to equality.
Application open to women-only (Exemption under the Equalities Act 2010)
Expenses paid. Training provided. Closing date: 12 Midday Wednesday 30th June.
Please email for an application form email@example.com
0151 707 1826Download the Application Form