SOS Project Safe Haven volunteers come from all walks of life and with this comes life experience, skills and enthusiasm. We are committed to providing equality and diversity for every volunteer.
Volunteers care about their community and the people within it. We value our volunteers and their involvement, without which this project would not have grown and developed over the years.
Volunteers form part of a core team and complement existing staff by working in partnership and enabling skills to be passed on.
Volunteers don’t have to take on duties they feel are unrealistic, beyond their current scope, that they do not have the skills or experience to deal with or makes them feel uncomfortable. It is in these situations the more experienced staff and volunteers are there to provide support and guidance.
Many volunteers feel that they grow and personally develop as a result of situations they deal with, increasing their understanding and confidence.
SOS Project Safe Haven undertake a variety of training as part of their job role and this includes:
- QCF First Aid at Work Level 3
- Alcohol and Drug misuse
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault Awareness
- Sexual Health and many more
Some training is provided in-house while other training requires volunteers to travel and be dedicated to attend formal courses. Some courses provided are via E-learning.
As a result of volunteering on the SOS Project Safe Haven, a number of individuals have gone on to gain employment. This has included door security, managerial roles, Emergency Care Assistants and student paramedics.
As a volunteer you also have the opportunity to volunteer as a Community First Responder with the East of England Ambulance Service to provide additional support within your own town during your spare time. All training is provided by the East of England Ambulance Service and regular training is also provided.
For additional information please visit Community First Responders