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Community Champion (Simon Community NI)
Location Causeway area
Description

Simon Community NI

Community Champion

Our vision is to see homelessness ended. Simon Community NI has been responding to homelessness in Northern Ireland since 1971, and annually support over 3,000 people through our services. We exist to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve a meaningful and independent place in their community. Our dedicated 22 accommodation projects provide 369 beds every night of the year for adults, young people and families.

We work without judgement to support our clients who may present with a range of complex needs including mental ill health, substance misuse and offending behaviours. We are dedicated to enabling clients to lead positive lives through motivating them to believe that change is possible.

Through our volunteering programme, campaigns and engaging with partners we are working to reduce the stigma of being homeless, and develop a community response to the challenges of homelessness. The invaluable experience gained through volunteering with us at Simon Community NI is sure to stay with you for a lifetime.

Role Description:

By joining our Volunteer Team as a Community Champion, you will have the opportunity to inspire others to have an impact in helping us to end homelessness in Northern Ireland.

Working alongside the Fundraising Team, our Community Champions ‘tell the Simon Community NI Story’ in their local community by delivering engaging and motivating talks to community groups, schools, churches and universities.

The talks delivered by our Community Champions are instrumental in ensuring more people know about Simon Community NI’s services in their area- and how to access them; and increases volunteering and fundraising support for the charity.

You will be provided with all training, resources and on-going support to enable you to effectively and confidently carry out your role.

Desirable skills:

  • Confident speaker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work on own initiative
  • Good organisational skills
  • Confident in responding to questions from an audience
  • Empathetic
  • Reliable
  • Approachable
  • Non- judgemental
  • Patient

Additional:

  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Time required: flexible


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