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Volunteers needed

Help those who have sought sanctuary from war.

We are excited to announce that we are opening a new Welcome Centre in Bridgwater from September for refugees and others who have fled war and persecution.

Diversity Voice is a registered charity in Somerset. We champion intercultural understanding and provide support and services to prevent marginalisation and work towards equality for all.

We currently have two specific roles that require multiple volunteers on a rota basis.

Welcome Centre Receptionist (Volunteers)

Hours: Variable

Description:

We are looking for volunteers to join our Welcome Team as Receptionists.

Our volunteer Receptionists will be a key part of our team. You will provide a warm and friendly welcome, direct service users to classes and appointment within the Centre, as well as responding to queries in person, and using telephone and email.

A receptionist is required for Monday mornings at Victoria Park Community Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS and Wednesday all day and Friday mornings at Westfield Church, West Street, Bridgwater, TA6 7EU and we welcome a discussion on how often you would like to give your support.

About you:

You are a friendly, calm, and sensitive person, who is able to provide a welcome to our Centre. You are confident to respond to queries in person, using phone and using email.

Our values

  • We value people
  • We respect difference
  • We are compassionate
  • We care about high quality resettlement
  • We are pioneering and responsive

What we offer:

  • Volunteer induction training including safeguarding
  • Reception training
  • Opportunity to become involved in refugee resettlement, and make a difference
  • Supporting you to develop skills to add to your CV


We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Able to provide a warm welcome
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Comfortable using IT equipment
  • Able to work calmly
  • Good communication skills including working with people who don’t have English as their first language

 

Welcome Centre Team (Volunteers)

Hours: Variable

Description:

We are looking for volunteers to join our Welcome Team.

Our Welcome Team will be a key part of our team. You will provide a warm and friendly welcome, be able to respond to general enquiries, and direct service users to classes and appointments within the Centre. There may also be opportunities to become involved in classes and activities.

Our Welcome Team is required for Monday mornings at Victoria Park Community Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS and Wednesday all day and Friday mornings at Westfield Church, West Street, Bridgwater, TA6 7EU, and we welcome a discussion on how often you would like to give your support.


About you:

You are a friendly, calm and sensitive person, who is able to provide a welcome to our Hub. You can help to respond to queries.

Our values

  • We value people
  • We respect difference
  • We are compassionate
  • We care about high quality resettlement
  • We are pioneering and responsive

What we offer:

  • Volunteer induction training including safeguarding
  • Opportunity to become involved in refugee resettlement, and make a difference
  • Supporting you to develop skills to add to your CV


We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Able to provide a warm welcome
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work calmly
  • Good communication skills including with people who don’t have English as their first language

Please let us know if you have any interest in becoming involved as a volunteer for specific activities such as employment club, ESOL classes.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please send your CV and a covering letter stating which team you are interested in joining to [email protected]

We will invite you to meet with some of our existing team members to discuss volunteering with us.

All of our team are required to provide references, attend training, including safeguarding training and have a DBS check.

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