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Carpentry Classroom Assistant Volunteer- Oxford

About Crisis

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We are committed to ending homelessness. 

Every day we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people's lives. Every year we work side by side thousands of homeless people to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. We do this at Crisis Skylight Oxford through providing education, training and support with housing, employment and health. 

We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Role outline

We are looking for a volunteer classroom assistant to help the Carpentry tutor deliver sessions in the workshop. This opportunity would suit someone who is friendly and attentive with an interest in working with others. Experience of woodworking is not essential as training is provided. We need a volunteer who is a quick learner, has patience and good observation skills. 

What you will gain

• An opportunity to be part of a friendly team who are committed to ending homelessness and the knowledge that your role is making a difference to our members lives
• Gain experience communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and develop new and existing skills within an adult learning environment
• Access to support as and when required including regular supervisions with a relevant supervisor
• A way to learn more about homelessness and the charity sector through a structured induction
• Travel and lunch expenses reimbursed where appropriate
• A factual reference from a reputable organisation

Core tasks and what you will achieve

Assisting the tutor in delivering high quality sessions and keeping clients focussed, taking direction from the tutor on how best to support the class
• Interact with clients in a friendly but professional manner to build confidence and self esteem
• Maintain health and safety standards in the workshop
• Help with preparation of tools and resources for class
• Be observant and attentive to learner’s needs

Who we are looking for

1. Commitment to learning and an interest in the subject. Specific subject knowledge / experience may be necessary depending on the topic
2. Interpersonal communication skills with a particular focus on listening
3. Good time-keeping and reliability
4. Non-judgmental, patient and friendly
5. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and maintaining boundaries
6. Be positive, productive and have a passion to help end homelessness

Additional Information

All Crisis volunteers are asked to:
• Comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times
• To maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all accessible information about members and the organisation
• Be positive, productive and have the passion to help end homelessness