Heath Link Event Volunteer


The Role

The role of the Health Link Event Volunteer is an important one to the charity as we support very entrenched, institutionalized and isolated clients to access services in their borough.

The volunteer will enjoy developing positive relationships with new people and will be willing to work outside of their own comfort zone. The volunteer must have an enhanced DBS background check (SPEAR will apply for this on your behalf.)

Estimated time commitment required for the role

Dates for 2024 have not yet been scheduled but we are looking for Health Link Event Volunteers that can dedicate approximately 10 hours per month on an ad-hoc, weekday basis.


Attend SPEAR Health and Wellbeing Events and carry out the following duties:

  • Talk to clients, give an informed choice on what services they can access, introduceclients to services
  • Sign-in clients at Reception
  • Attend HHLS Event briefing sessions
  • Provide catering support, help making tea/coffee for clients
  • Fill out surveys with clients
  • Assist with handing out goody bags
  • Assistance with added ad-hoc- duties
  • Help filling in goody bags for clients before the events
  • Help promoting events to local providers
  • Provide Human Resources with the volunteer hours you have carried out on a monthly basis.
  • Uphold SPEAR’s data confidentiality policy and code of conduct.
  • Immediately report any causes for concern around a client to the Homeless Health Link Manager or Human Resources. Volunteers also undertake to report any immediate health emergency to the relevant emergency services if judged necessary.
  • Report to line manager responsible any safeguarding issues.
  • Work with other volunteers in similar roles.

About You

  • Friendly, empathetic approach and a good listener.
  • Have an understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness, rough sleeping, mental health challenges and substance addiction.
  • Is open-minded with a non-judgemental approach to persons experiencing homelessness, addiction and recovery.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Is able to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Can work on their own.
  • Adhere to the work and values of SPEAR.

What's in it for you

  • All out-of-pocket expenses, are reimbursed.
  • All volunteers will receive an induction to volunteering and to their specific roles and projects.
  • While volunteering at the project, volunteers have full liability insurance cover.
  • There are appreciation events to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make.
  • Personal & professional development through training, support and ongoing evaluation.
  • SPEAR can provide a reference after 6 months of active continuous volunteering.
  • Contribute to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

SPEAR welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

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