Opportunities

Our values are at the heart of our work; they shape the way we support and care for our people. Our people are committed to making a difference to others' lives through giving hope and providing professional, creative and compassionate support.

The Matthew Project works with individuals and communities affected by substance misuse. Our job roles work alongside individuals and their families throughout their recovery from substance misuse, providing one-to-one specialist interventions, education and advice to all those who access our services.  Finance, fundraising, ICT, HR and administrative functions provide the infrastructure that support our services.

If you have any questions please call 01603 626 123 or email at enquiries@matthewproject.org

Please also see our policy on recruiting ex-offenders & DBS checking here.

Vacancies

No vacancies available at the moment. Stay tuned.

 

Volunteering

We have many opportunities based throughout the county and at different times and days.  Our volunteers support children, young people and adults. 

These could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health.  Induction and any other necessary training will be given.  We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and life experiences.

 

 

The following list gives a little information about what opportunities we currently have and for more information please contact Sarah at sarah.nunn@matthewproject.org or on  07810 656690.

eBay Selling

Do you enjoy using eBay for selling? Would you like to use your eBay know-how to improve lives?

We are looking for someone who can support our fundraising team by administering our eBay for Charity Shop. 

 

Tasks may include:

  • Sourcing items to sell on eBay (with others and items up to 2kg)

  • Checking items are complete and good quality

  • Displaying and photographing items

  • Preparing items for delivery and sending them

  • Answering email enquiries

  • Provide good customer service and communication

  • Enthusiasm and the ability to work both independently and in a team

  • Organisational skills and reliability

  • Previous experience of using eBay

  • To be positive and an ambassador for The Matthew Project

Digital Befriender

To enhance our services during lockdown and in the near future we are providing much of our support online and so we are looking for volunteers who are happy to communicate with young people and/or adults using social media. This may include video calls (preferably Microsoft Teams but possibly Zoom), texting and phone calls).

This could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health.

Fundraising Team

We are looking to build a team to support our fundraising activities. Tasks may include:

- Organising fundraising events of your choice within the local community

- Encouraging people to join in

- Ensuring events are run in line with Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures

- Sharing ideas and successes to inspire and support other Community Fundraiser

- Working with the Fundraising Team to engage community, organisations and businesses

(Next Steps) Bike Maintenance

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in bicycle repair. This also enables members to increase their confidence and make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Building Trade Skills

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in building trade skills for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Mechanical Repair

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in engineering for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Upholstery & Furniture Repair

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in upholstery/furniture repair for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Creative/Therapeutic Writing Group Facilitator 

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in creative writing for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

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