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Community Outreach Volunteer

Our community centres pride themselves on their understanding of community needs, however the pandemic has affected the way in which we interact with one another. This has made it difficult for us to gauge how beneficial our presence and service is for our residents.

As a Community Outreach Volunteer, you'll be conducting research on behalf of our centres which you will then feedback to our teams. This research will allow us to look at how we function as an organisation and what changes can be made to support growth of the community.

As a community outreach assistant you will assist in the following duties:

  • Undertaking outreach duties around the estates by door knocking, leafletting, engaging with residents.
  • Carrying out door to door surveys and providing residents with information as required.
  • Engaging with parents at schools and being present at central locations on the estate to provide information or collect research.
  • Keeping up to date with centre programming to  gain knowledge of current activities and to provide correct information to residents.
  • Informing and distributing information about centre services and to find out what residents would like to see at our centres.
  • Distributing literature and other informative material to residents
  • Maintaining accurate records of each visit on a log.
  • Building relationships with our residents and helping form new partnerships.

You will be moving around different centres each week. A rota will be provided.

Useful Contacts

Rujina Ali
Community Projects and Partnerships Officer
07984 723475

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
07779 416360

Location: Estates surrounding our 4 community centres – Aberfeldy, Bow Community Hub, Linc & St Pauls Way.

Time: 6 Hours, can be completed over 2 days

Day: Preferably Tuesday or Thursday

Comfy clothing & durable footwear is advised as the role involves being outdoors and on your feet.

Must be positive, enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly.

Bilingual skills if possible

NB: All volunteers will be required to complete an application form, attend an informal interview and be able to supply details of two referees from whom we will seek reference

Opportunities & Benefits

  • A fun, stimulating and friendly environment within which to volunteer
  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain photography/editing experience
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

Volunteer for this role

Volunteer Application
If you are under the age of 18 we require permission from your parent or guardian prior to you volunteering

More about you

Which days are you available to volunteer? *
Would you like to be added to our Volunteering Service WhatsApp group and receive updates on upcoming events?
Are you a Poplar HARCA Resident?
Have you lived in the UK for more than 10 years? *
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If you are currently unemployed, would you like to recieve support from our Employment & Training team? *

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Please provide contact details of two referees who are both willing to provide a character reference. This will involve answering questions on a range of topics from your strengths to areas for development and your time management. Unfortunately we cannot accept references from family or friends. If possible, at least one referee should know you from work, education or volunteering. There are lots of people suitable to provide references, if you are struggling to think of anyone suitable please get in touch and we can discuss your options.
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