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DASH (Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield)

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  • Posted 2 months ago
Female Volunteer Driver

Established in 2011, DASH supports refugees and asylum seekers and their families in the Huddersfield area. Our mission is to ensure asylum seekers and refugees in Huddersfield are safe, warm, dry and valued. DASH works with approximately 100 service users per week – 85% of which are people seeking asylum or pre-claim and 15% with recent leave to remain status. DASH specialises in supporting beneficiaries who are destitute but also offers help to those who are: In pre-claim status, Experiencing their initial claim, Refugees setting up benefits and a home after receiving a positive decision, Refugees in a family reunion situation, Seeking further support following refusal. Our range of support includes: Advocacy relating to benefits and accommodation, ESOL classes, Destitution support and hardship payments, Practical support with translation, transport, Home Office signing, detention and appointments. Weekly drop-in sessions offering information, emotional and social support. Most of this support is provided by volunteers supported by 2 members of staff and Trustees.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Female Volunteer Driver
  • About the Volunteer Role
    The role is about working with female clients who have potentially suffered trauma. and you will need to be female to carry out this role. You will be transporting female clients to solicitor appointments, signing, court dates, G.P and hospital appointments etc. You will be able to engage with members of the public from a wide variety of backgrounds, be approachable and a good communicator. We are looking for people who are reliable and trustworthy and able to maintain confidentiality. We will offer you a full induction into the organisation, out of pocket expenses (e.g. mileage 45p) and regular support meetings and training opportunities. In this role you will make a difference in someone’s life, support your local community and meet lots of new people from different backgrounds and all walks of life.
  • Role
  • Type Of Regular
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Befriending/Support/Care, Gardening / Conservation / Practical
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, Need to be able to drive, Need to have own car, References required, Requires a DBS
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