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Safe and Sound

Outreach Volunteer

This is an important role that will help enable Safe and Sound to engage with young people in hard to reach and targeted locations across Derbyshire. Safe and Sound provides support to children, young people and families affected by child exploitation in Derby and Derbyshire and works to improve knowledge and understanding of the issue nationally, to ensure that those affected receive the support they need to move forwards in their lives.
Safe and Sound is looking for committed individuals with some previous experience or who would like to gain experience, to help support our Outreach team in the planning and delivery of this programme. Safe & Sound is a specialist organisation which seeks to reach out to children and young people that are at risk of or involved in child exploitation.

We are hoping that you will assist us by working with our dedicated outreach team to deliver outreach work in various areas and venues across Derbyshire.


Derbyshire, UK

Is the location accessible for those with physical disabilities or limited mobility?


Is the location accessible by public transport?



3/4 hours per week, flexible, 12 month commitment

Could this role be carried out virtually or through a hybrid volunteering model?


Is a criminal record check (DBS) required for this role?


Is a driving license required?

Preferred but not essential

Are expenses covered?

Yes, where agreed

What will you be doing?

• You will be accompanied by Safe and Sound workers and volunteers to venues and areas across Derbyshire where children and young people aged up to 18 years congregate.
• You will make contact with young people and offer hot & cold drinks, snacks and hand out safety pack.
• You will build up a relationship with the young people that you meet and pass on information about the project, what we offer and facilities available.
• Keep client information confidential.
• You will help staff a drop-in space.
• Signpost young people to other agencies when relevant.
• To complete related administration work required for outreach sessions.

What skills are required?

• An interest and commitment to support children and families affected by child exploitation.
• A positive can-do attitude.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Confidentiality: This role involves you having access to personal information regarding vulnerable young people, it is important that you recognise and respect the need for confidentiality.
• Understanding of diversity and different communities.
• Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit sector or working in child protection/safeguarding (voluntary or statutory), is desirable but not essential.

Will training be given or available?


Additional important information

Time commitment:

• Most of the outreach takes place in the evenings and at weekends. It is carried out in a variety of ways including on foot, in venues and occasionally by car to surrounding areas of the city/county.
• The volunteering opportunity is on-going but as provide in depth training and an enhanced DBS check, we would like you to commit to a minimum one year if possible.
• You will be invited to have regular review and support sessions.
• We also require you to be punctual for each outreach session.

Getting Support

• We have developed a training package to ensure you will have the skills to undertake this role. The training will take place over one 3-hour session and we will try to fit training around your other commitments and responsibilities but we do require you to complete the training before you can begin your volunteering role with us;
• We will offer other training opportunities on relevant subjects and interests as they become available in order to help you develop your skills and increase your knowledge.
• Your lead worker be available to provide you with ongoing support. You will also be given regular opportunities to give and receive feedback on a more formal basis.

We will provide:

• Agreed expenses which will be paid on a reimbursement basis: if this causes difficulties, we will make alternative arrangements.
• Uniform (if required) and identification.
• An enhanced DBS which will be completed before you can begin volunteering. We will cover this cost.
• A confidentiality agreement.
• A full induction programme volunteer handbook and regular 1-1 support.

For further information on this opportunity and more please complete this form:

Alternatively email quoting the opportunity number stated below.


Children & Young People

Volunteer Opportunity No.


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