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Offered by:
First Steps ED
 
Location(s): Hyson Green and Arboretum, Lenton and Wollaton East
 
Address where volunteering takes place: Volunteering takes place at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?

3

Purpose of Role:

We are looking for volunteers to support our ever expanding Eating Disorders In Student Service (EDISS) project at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. Providing a safe place for people to discuss what they're struggling with


Role Description:

We are looking for volunteers to support our ever expanding Eating Disorders In Student Service (EDISS) project at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. Our goal is to support students with mild to moderate eating disorders and difficulties.
Our drop-ins provide a safe place for service users to come and meet other service users, volunteers and staff to discuss what they're struggling with, find out more about our support options and have a friendly chat.

As a volunteer you will provide a friendly face at the drop-in, and listen to service users discussing what they've been struggling with and inform them of the support options EDISS can provide.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

For this role, you will need:

Confidence in talking to other people
Enthusiasm
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about eating disorders
Empathy
Recognition of the importance of confidentiality

You will have the opportunity to develop:

Teamwork
Communication skills
First-hand experience of supporting people with mental health problems
Excellent experience for your CV

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out?
DBS Disclosure required? No
 

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