The information below outlines the type of work that volunteers do within the organisation and the commitment we would like to make if you volunteer with us.
Everyone has different reasons for offering their time. We engage volunteers in work that is of interest and / or benefit to them at the same time as being of benefit to us.
We value our volunteers and recognise that they are just as important as our paid employees.
This means you will have full access to the non-financial benefits of working for Digartref.
This includes on-going support and regular supervision, opportunities for personal development and access to training.
WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS
You can be involved at any level of the charity's work, from those requiring specialist skills to others where energy and enthusiasm are the only qualifications.
We welcome volunteer applications from people of all cultures, abilities, walks of life and those able to offer peer support from lived experiences, who are over the age of eighteen. You just need a positive and non-judgemental attitude towards homeless people.
For the Lighthouse and Learn4Life programme we ask for a regular commitment of 3 hours and that volunteers work in line with our policies and in support of our aims and ethos. There are no minimum hours requested for the Nightstop Project.
A DBS check will be required, the charity will fund this cost.
Volunteering opportunities could include:
Cooking healthy meals and light snacks
Keeping the premises clean and tidy
Assist service users with laundry tasks
Assist service users with IT access
Involvement in activities; i.e music, art and gardening
Provide a friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere
Volunteer hosts provide young people with overnight emergency accommodation which includes a room of their own, evening meal, breakfast and washing facilities.
If you have a spare room and an interest in helping young people, then this may be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
Full training given
On call staff support
£15 per night expenses
For further information on volunteering as a host, or to apply, contact the team on:
The Learn 4 Life Programme is primarily for those who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness aged 16 and over, who would like support in relation to employment, education or training.
Your role could include meeting and greeting the group, preparing brunch and providing general learning support on a group or one to one basis.
To ensure responsible and effective governance, we are currently seeking to recruit highly motivated and committed individuals to join our Board of Management on a voluntary basis to make a valuable contribution to the work the charity undertakes.
We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have experience, knowledge or an interest in Homelessness, Substance Misuse, Property Development and Maintenance, Homelessness and Housing Legislation/Law, Third Sector Strategic Management, Welfare Benefits, Community Development, Service User Involvement and Customer Services.
Board meetings are held every 3 months on Anglesey. Although Board members are not required to attend every Board meeting, members do need to commit to attending 3 meetings a year to ensure continuity and enable the work of the charity to be carried out effectively.
FRIENDS OF DIGARTREF
Friends of Digartref is made up of volunteers and staff who fundraise for the charity and meet regularly to plan and organise fundraising activities and events. Friends of Digartref members also gain updates on how the money raised has helped those requiring support from Digartref Cyf.
Activities may include attending community events, organising raffles/quizzes etc.
If you have an interest in fundraising, planning events and activities and would like to volunteer your time we would love to hear from you.