Supporting Survivors of Modern Slavery

February 14th, 2018

Adavu is a Birmingham based project (part of the Birmingham Methodist District), which offers long term support to adult survivors of modern slavery who are making the transition into life in a local community.

Volunteer Befrienders

  • Could you offer support and practical help to our clients?  Befrienders should be reliable, approachable and have good interpersonal skills. Being a Volunteer Befriender for Adavu might involve:
  • Accompanying clients to specific appointments, e.g., to register with a new GP.
  • Assisting the client with practical tasks; e.g., finding local shops
  • Advocacy work; e.g. a phone call on behalf of the client if a housing repair issue arises.
  • Social support; friendship and social opportunities, e.g. a visit to a local park, or cultural event

Practicalities

  • Are you available for 1 morning or afternoon a week?
  • Do you have use of a car; or are you confident in using public transport? All travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • All potential volunteers will be required to undergo a criminal record (DBS) check.

For more information, contact: [email protected] or go to www.adavu.org.uk

Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District (charity no. 1134167)

 

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