STAR works with clients who are nominated by partners St Mungos work with in finding them private rented accommodation. We assist our clients to secure private rented sector accommodation. The service works towards targets to help secure homes for vulnerably housed and homeless people in the private rented sector.
Project/Service: St Mungo’s STAR Partnership
Location: Rushworth Street, Southwark
Support and supervision from: Colin Gordon
Commitment: 2 weekdays per week between Mon – Fri from 10am – 4pm for a minimum of 6 months
What will I be doing?
We are looking for volunteers to support identified clients who are looking for their own accommodation in the private rented sector. This would involve collating referrals, doing assessments, searching sites such as Gumtree for suitable accommodation, supporting clients to make phone calls / viewings / signings with agents/landlords. Keeping updated records on Opal.
You may also be a supporting hand as our clients make the big move to living independently.
What we are looking for:
Ability to work on own initiative
Are committed, patient and reliable
Have a friendly personality and
Have the ability to work within the team
Have good communication skills
Are confident using IT and the internet, with experience of using search websites!
Have the ability to understand the financial situation of clients, including benefits and rent deposit schemes (this information will be provided to you).
Are confident communicators and have the ability to demonstrate good communication skills to others and can encourage people with less confidence in themselves to overcome challenges.
Are able to empathise with vulnerable people at a difficult time in their lives, and understand the important need for confidentiality
What support will I receive?
Induction training to prepare you to volunteer and access to additional training
Regular support from your volunteer supervisor
There is a dedicated Volunteer Services team to support your volunteering
Out of pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed.
I would like to help:
Complete the online application form which is available on our website. If you need support with filling out the online application please get in touch.
Telephone: 0203 8566160