Outreach Volunteer


Do you have experience of working with vulnerable people and would like to use your skills to support a local homeless charity? This opportunity would make great use of your skills!

Published On: 15/05/2023
About this opportunity from HARP

Volunteer Specification

• Have experience of working with people around homelessness, working with vulnerable people or with complex needs
• Attend training prior to shifts covering professional boundaries, HARP induction, safeguarding adults and trauma informed

Main purpose of the role

1. Assist the team in providing outreach to adults at risk, who are experiencing homelessness in the local area.
2. To support people to seek improvements to their mental health, managing physical health problems or substance misuse if required.
3. Provide an exemplary, safe and well-maintained service for adults at risk
4. Volunteers Responsibilities

• Supporting our rough sleeper Navigator team to provide outreach services to local rough sleepers
• To offer a personalised service to each individual. Providing meaningful conversations and interventions with those who are currently rough sleeping, at risk of homelessness or vulnerably housed
• To work on outreach to help people who experience complex needs (housing, substance misuse, offending behaviour, mental health and physical health) to access services and interventions they may require
• Visit local known rough sleeping locations, based on local intelligence, to provide emergency support and provisions
• Work alongside clients to improve general health, including dietary needs and personal hygiene
• Attend briefing and debrief for each shift completed
Adhere to HARP’s policies and procedures

Activity Types

General helping | Supporting charities | Supporting people and befriending


Homeless and Housing | Mental Health | Substance misuse and Addiction


Flexible weekly - shifts available 7 days a week The timings for this role are 6am-8am or 6pm-12am, although there is some flexibility with timings

Find out more

For more information about HARP and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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