Become a Volunteer

You can make a difference and volunteer for one of our life changing projects.

We have a number of opportunities at the moment so have a look at the descriptions below and have a think about where you could fit in the A Way Out team!

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 Youth Outreach Service

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We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to support our RELOAD sessions on  Monday and  Thursday afternoons. Volunteers will support the Youth Outreach team to deliver the sessions, helping with indoor and outdoor games, activities and crafts – all specifically designed to empower the young people, raise their self confidence and aspirations while exploring topical and relevant issues faced by young people today.

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HALO (Helping And Loving Others) is our  Social Action project working to engage young people in supporting and loving their community. We are looking for practical people to get involved and work alongside our Youth team and young people.

 

 

The Blossom Project

 

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Tuesday & Friday Drop In

We are looking for volunteers who are available to help out with our young women’s drop-in that currently take place on a Tuesday and Friday afternoons. The drop-ins aim to provide a non-judgmental, safe environment for young women to engage in positive and creative activities and increase their self-awareness and self-worth.  The drop-ins offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere along with    opportunities for young women to socialize and meet new people.

Blossom Outreach Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who are available to help out with our weekly outreach. The aim of the Outreach is to make a first contact and to build and maintain relationship with vulnerable young women who are often marginalised from mainstream services. To encourage engagement with the outreach team toiletries packs are regularly given. Team provide a support during outreach as well as promote A Way Out activities and other specialist services available.

 

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Monday Drop In:

We are looking for volunteers who are available to help out with our women’s drop-in that currently takes place on a Monday afternoon.  We are looking for people who believe in our values and are passionate about working with vulnerable women.  It is important that you have a heart for getting alongside people, relating and engaging with the women we work with, befriending and that you are compassionate and empathetic.

If you have any creative skills such as cooking, baking, photography, art or beauty treatments, these would be a beneficial for our groups but are not necessary.  We are also looking for people who are able to pitch in, and happy to tidy and cook and wash up.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Wellness and Recovery Activity Sessions:

We are looking for volunteers who are available to help out with our Liberty Case Load drop-ins that currently.  The aim is provide a non-judgmental, safe environment for  women ton case load to engage in positive and creative activities (such as creative crafts, cooking etc) and increase their abilities, self-awareness and self-worth.  The drop-ins offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere along with opportunities for women to socialize and meet new people.

Outreach

A Way Out’s women’s outreach team engages women aged 18+ with various needs due to such issues as those involved in survival sex work/exploitation, substance dependency, homelessness and domestic abuse. The aim is to have a regular presence on the streets of Stockton, two evenings a week, to make first contact and to build and maintain relationships with vulnerable women. To encourage engagement with the outreach team, hot food is freshly prepared and refreshments are regularly given out. Advice and information on staying safe, condoms, homeless packs and emotional support are also offered, as well as promoting A Way Out activities and other specialist services that are available.

This Volunteer role may include

 

To get involved with these opportunities, please complete our Volunteer Application form and return 

 

Why not stand beside A Way Out and help us to change the future for our clients.  We hope to empower you to run your own events for A WAY OUT. We have some suggestions for what you might like to do, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for our work.

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Coffee Morning

Supermarket Bag Packs

Gig Nights

Clothes Swap

Fashion Show

Sponsored activities

 

Whatever you can do is not only a huge encouragement to us, but a powerful message to our service users who are always overwhelmed that people are willing to give, not only their money, but also their words, their networks and resources, and their time.

You would be really making a difference.

 

 

If any of these positions interest you or you feel you might have any other skills that you could offer to the team, simply download our Volunteer Application form and contact us.

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