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SOS Bus Volunteer


Your duties will include

  • To be sensitive to visitor’s needs and their requests for help and not be judgemental as to why they need your help
  • Provide a listening ear to any visitor who wishes to talk in confidence to a volunteer
  • Engage with people passing the SOS Bus or by walking around the town in pairs talking to visitors and night clubbers about the SOS Bus, what we do, our telephone number and where to find us
  • Dealing with issues such as the inability of visitors to get home safely on their own
  • Talking to various visitors who approach the SOS Bus about a wide range of subjects such as alcohol misuse, drug misuse or being a victim of harassment or intimidation
  • Sign posting visitors to the right teams using the useful numbers we have stored on the SOS Bus. i.e. domestic violence helpline, rape helpline, mental health crisis team
  • Looking after any visitor to the SOS Bus that may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Completing monitoring forms on any visitor to the SOS Bus so that this information can be fed back to the SOS Bus co-ordinator and can then these statistics can be used to gain more funding and prove what the SOS Bus is doing
  • Ensure that the table outside the SOS Bus is stocked with water bottles, cards with the SOS Bus phone number on and collection boxes if visitors wish to donate
How do I contact the Open Road Volunteer Team?

For volunteer enquiries, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Head Office Volunteer Team on 01206 369782