Volunteering Opportunities with TMTP

Recruiting now for the following roles

Volunteers Needed for the Following Roles


Each week in various locations around the city of Bristol, we have a dedicated team of volunteers who make each FOOD PLUS CENTRE session work, and work well.

 

We provide training for you, to help in the areas where you feel you have a heart to see positive change in the local community.


Our next training course starts on the 24th April 2017, and will run for eight Monday evening sessions, 7pm – 9pm at Great George Street City Mission, Great George Street, St Jude’s, Bristol, BS2 9DX.


We’d love to hear from you if you are: Compassionate, approachable, non-judgmental and friendly, and able to work both independently, and as part of a team.



Client Navigator Volunteer

 

In this role you will be working with our clients to stabilise the crisis-situation, identify and address the underlying causes of their crisis, and support them throughout the time they are with us.

 

This will involve:


Interviewing clients at our Food Plus Centres' to identify their support needs.  Completing 6 week reviews with clients.  Befriending/mentoring clients.  Referring to internal and external support services. Following up with clients that are no longer attending.  Recording tasks completed with clients.

 

Skills Required:


  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and attend training.
  • Ability to work in a non-judgmental way with people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
  • Basic IT skills.

 

Commitment:


Half a day per week (More hours welcome) - Hours can be flexible, between 9-5pm Monday – Friday.


Locations Available: South Bristol (Filwood Food Plus Centre) and Central Bristol (St Jude’s Food Plus Centre).

 

Full training is essential and will be provided for this role.


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Sarah Fox (Client Navigation Manager) at the following address:


sarah.fox@the-matthew-tree-project.org





Welcome Team - Meet and Greet Volunteer


This role is the first point of contact our clients will have with The Matthew Tree Project, and it is vital that this is a positive and uplifting experience. We understand how hard, challenging and embarrassing it is for someone to be in a crisis-situation where they need to seek help. The team welcome’s each client as they come through the door, and our objective is to do all we can to make sure they are at ease, and feel they are in a safe, understanding and supportive environment.


Skills required:


  • Good communication skills
  • Approachable
  • Ability to work in a non-judgmental way with people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.


Commitment – any of the following:


Monday     2 hours (5pm – 7pm)   at Brislington Food Plus Centre

Tuesday     4 hours (10am – 2pm) at  Knowle Food Plus Centre

Friday        4 hours (10am – 2pm) at  St Jude’s Food Plus Centre


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Michelle Dron (General Manager) at the following address:


michelle.dron@the-matthew-tree-project.org




Interviewer Volunteer

 

In this role the Interviewer engages with each client, seeking to build a friendly-mentoring type relationship, and get to the heart of the problem, trying to understand what has happened (underlying causes), and what is needed to move forward. Supported by the Navigation team, the Interviewer identifies ways to support and empower our clients to improve their situations.

 

Skills required:


  • Good Listening and Communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop, and attend training.
  • Ability to work in a non-judgmental way with people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.

 

Commitment – any of the following:


Monday     2 hours (5pm – 7pm)   at Brislington Food Plus Centre

Tuesday     4 hours (10am – 2pm) at  Knowle Food Plus Centre

Friday        4 hours (10am – 2pm) at  St Jude’s Food Plus Centre

 

Full training is essential and will be provided for this role.


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Michelle Dron (General Manager) at the following address:


michelle.dron@the-matthew-tree-project.org



 

Food Store Team Volunteer

 

This is an important role in the clients’ overall experience with us, as the team member is the last person our client has contact with at each Food Plus Centre. The volunteer will do all they can to ensure their client leaves feeling they have had a positive experience.

 

In this role you will get to know each client and assist them to choose their weekly food supplies, and have helpful conversations about different food options and the nutrition support we provide. 

 

Skills Required:


  • Good communication skills
  • Friendly, approachable and a willingness to learn and attend training
  • Ability to work in a non-judgmental way with people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances

 

Commitment – any of the following:


Tuesday     4 hours (10am – 2pm) at  Knowle Food Plus Centre

Friday        4 hours (10am – 2pm) at  St Jude’s Food Plus Centre

  

Full Training will be provided for this role.


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Michelle Dron (General Manager) at the following address:


michelle.dron@the-matthew-tree-project.org




Volunteer Van Drivers Mate


Our van drivers collect food five nights a week from various locations around the City.  The food is then sorted and stored at our hub in South Bristol.  This role is designed to assist our drivers, to load and unload collections and deliveries.  Predominantly evening work, though some daytime shifts may also be available.


Commitment: Flexible - Evening shifts are between 8pm and 11pm, daytime shifts vary.


A full UK Driving Licence is preferable, but not essential.


Please note this role will involve some lifting.


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Pete Godden (Food Logistics Manager) at the following address:


pete.godden@the-matthew-tree-project.org




Food Appeal Collection Volunteer


This is a key element of our work, everything starts with the practical assistance of providing food to people in desperate need. All the additional support and services we provide flow from this. However, as the number of people coming to us for help increases, the need for food on the shelves to give to them also increases.


We collect from Supermarkets monthly, which provides us with a great source of food, but to do this we need willing Volunteers.  If you would like to make a difference, and are able to help us with this vital aspect of our work, we’d love to hear from you.


Commitment:  Varies, 1-2 hours once a month (more hours available and welcome).


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Pete Godden (Food Logistics Manager) at the following address:


pete.godden@the-matthew-tree-project.org




Food Hub Volunteer


Once we have collected the food, we need volunteers to help us, sort, weigh and store the food correctly. This task is undertaken at our South Bristol Food Hub.

 

Commitment:  Various days and times throughout the week.


If you’d like to join our friendly team, please get in touch with Pete Godden (Food Logistics Manager) at the following address:


pete.godden@the-matthew-tree-project.org