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NEW * Benefit Checkers
This is a new role for us here at NBAC and will involve being part of a team working with clients on a 1 to 1 basis to assess their benefit entitlements, using an on-line tool. Some knowledge or experience of the benefit system is advisable but all volunteers will receive full training and on-going support. It is planned that the benefit support sessions will run on Monday mornings from September with training taking place over the summer. For more information please get in touch with us here at NBAC.
Advice Support volunteers
This role is key to supporting many of our clients with welfare benefit applications. If you have some knowledge of welfare benefits, or are keen to learn, and can offer a weekly commitment of 4 hours to support people to complete welfare benefit applications please call in or contact us by phone or e-mail. Full training is provided with dates now confirmed for late June/early July. This role would be a great opportunity for people looking to use or develop their one to one skills working with people from our local communities - and as a volunteer with nbac you will have access to on-going support and further development oppportunities.
Community Navigator volunteers
Our new Community Navigator project - to connect older people with their communities - is now looking to recruit a team of volunteers to visit people in their homes, provide relevant information and signposting support and perhaps acompany them to local activities or services as required. If you would like to be part of this innovative project designed to make a difference to the lives of older people and are keen to develop your knowledge of the local services, groups and activities that could support our clients do please get in touch to find out how you can get involved. We are looking to recruit to the following areas: Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Henbury, Brentry, Southmead, Redland, Cotham, Stoke Bishop and Bishopston.
Money Smart: Online mentor
Are you looking to use your experience working one to one with people within an IT setting? We have a great opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of IT and confidence using the internet to work within our Online mentor team each Tuesday morning at our base in Lockleaze. Our online mentors support a weekly drop-in helping people to complete on-line forms including the new Universal Credit application form and housing benefit, help to research money-saving websites and apps + much more. And ... we can offer you an opportunity to share your passion for getting on-line and to support people to develop their IT confidence.
We are keen to recruit an additional 1 or 2 admin volunteers to work alongside some of our project teams and within our main office. We are keen to hear from people with some experience of admin tasks including data entry, phone calls, word processing and printing/photocopying and who can offer us 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. If you would like an opportunity to work within a small, friendly team and can offer good written and verbal communication and IT skills please contact us to find out more. Various sessions available including a Wednesday morning.
Community Support: Older persons' champion
We are looking for two people to join our team of champions to visit older people referred to NBAC, in the client's home, meet with them to assess their social/support needs and carry out follow up work arising from the appointments. This will include supporting older people to apply for certain benefits - such as Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit -, researching local services and accompanying or supporting clients to attend social activities. You will be well supported in this role, full training will be provided and the role provides a great opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives.
NEW * IT Facilitator: Community Support project
To facilitate a 4 week 'Introduction to Tablets' course for people aged over 55 alongside a small team of volunteers. Your role, using a pre-designed programme, will be to deliver the 4 interactive workshops plus support people. who are new to using tablets, 1 to 1. You should be confident using tablets and the internet, willing to work with people of varying abilities and knowledge, a good communicator and confident to follow the outline programme plus flexible to adapt where necessary. We are also looking to recruit a small team of volunteers to work alongside the facilitator. If you are interested in finding out more about this new role please get in touch. Sessions are likely to run on a Thursday afternoon.
Community Advice Champions
This role will be based in Henbury, Southmead or Kingswood (depending on your location) working as part of a team within the local community. As a Community Advice Champion you will support people to complete welfare benefit forms and charity applications and refer or signpost them to other services they may need. NBAC will provide full training and day to day support will be provided by a local community project. You should have some knowledge of the benefit system and experience of working or volunteering with people on a 1-to-1 basis - and be able to commit to half a day a week for a minimum of 9 months.