Volunteers presently undertake a variety of roles from being a vital part of ensuring that the drop-in runs smoothly to providing office support and taking on the responsibilities of trusteeship.

Volunteering at the PAFRAS Drop-in

Most of the opportunities below are for volunteering at the drop-in. which is every Thursday morning (there are other opportunities to get involved at other times). Volunteering with PAFRAS involves working with vulnerable adults and young people, some volunteering opportunities will require a CRB check the cost of which is covered by PAFRAS.

Currently volunteering at the PAFRAS drop-in is managed by Touchstone. If you’re interested in  please contact Jacky Crossley, our volunteer co-ordinator: jackyc@touchstonesupport.org.uk

As well as offering the potential to join one of the teams listed below we welcome the involvemen\t of individuals interested in running creative, artistic, educational or therapeutic activities for service users at the drop-in. We’re interested in starting music or singing groups, jewellery-making and sewing and in activities for young children. If you have your own ideas or are interested in the roles listed below, please get in touch!

All volunteers at the drop-in are asked to assist with setting up and clearing away the tables and chairs at the beginning and end of the drop in.

Reception team

First point of contact for service users, donors and visitors. Role include welcoming and signing in service users and visitors, running the screening desk and receiving donations.

Well-being/Support team

Spending time with clients, befriending them and offering encouragement and support to them as well as welcoming visitors and donors who may want refreshments and explanations of the drop-in and organising the (free) second hand clothing stall, sorting clothes donations and signing games in and out.

Kitchen team

Running the kitchen (3 people allowed in at a time). Cooking and serving the meal, and washing up and cleaning down. All kitchen volunteers must hold a current Food Safety Awareness Level 2 certificate, training for committed volunteers will be paid for by PAFRAS.

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Stewarding/casework support team

General support for caseworkers in doing their job as well as escorting clients around the drop-in or accompanying them to appointments. Carrying food parcels and donations to and from car park.