This is a new telephone support service developed by our charity, Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victims Support Group (SARAG). The service will offer one-to-one support to people in the Yorkshire and Humberside area who have been affected by asbestos related diseases. The service is open to people who have a diagnosis of asbestos related disease, their family members and/or carers and those who have sadly been bereaved by asbestos related diseases.
The aim of the service is to:
The role is available on a voluntary basis and will be based at the charity’s office in Rotherham, one day a week. You will work alongside a small team of fellow volunteers as well as our Activity and Support Co-ordinator, who will be on hand to offer assistance and support where required. Due to the nature of the role (supporting and building trusting relationships with people who may be in distress/facing major life changes), you must be reliable and able to commit to working one day a week from our office for a minimum of 6 months.
You will make weekly welfare calls to your own small caseload of clients at a pre-arranged time (some clients may wish to have less frequent calls, e.g. fortnightly or monthly).
You will receive induction training, ongoing support and paid expenses as well as invaluable work experience in the charity and voluntary sector. A DBS and reference checks will be carried out prior to the role commencing (there will be no cost to volunteers for this).
The volunteer must be able to demonstrate:
SARAG is committed to delivering services which support the management of clients’ health and facilitate access to high quality services across Yorkshire and Humberside.
Each volunteer’s objectives will be to:
Tasks and activities to be undertaken:
For further information, an informal chat or to request an application form, please contact our Activity and Support Co-ordinator, Laura Hogarth, on email@example.com or 07783510265.
An informal interview will be carried out with successful applicants prior to the role commencing.
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