Volunteer Outreach Worker


The Role

We are looking for dedicated Outreach Volunteers in the London boroughs of Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth. We would particularly like to hear from you if you live in or near the above boroughs.

The Outreach teams encounter people on their first steps from homelessness to independence – providing pathways and support to assist people off the streets.

We work with people who are rough sleeping and we do shifts late at night, and early in the morning, to find these individuals. SPEAR then works with people on a housing pathway and assists them to link into various support services, tailored to the challenges an individual might face.

SPEAR is looking for self-motivated, outgoing, and empathic people who could volunteer to provide support to vulnerably housed, rough sleepers, or anyone using homelessness services in the London boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth and Kingston.

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

It would be desirable if you had a driving licence.

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.
  • We particularly welcome applicants with experience of using, and moving on from, support

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

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.