W.E.L.Safe CIC is a not for profit organisation that provides confidential and non-judgemental information and support around issues such as drugs and alcohol, sexual health, mental health and wellbeing at festivals and events.Volunteers will offer support to people who are attending the events who may need a safe space to recuperate, relax or chat in confidential space away from the full impact of the night or event.
Our aim is to enable service users to stay safe at festivals and events and to offer support to people who may be experiencing problems as a result of their use of drugs and/or alcohol, as well as helping to reduce harm and risk taking behaviour for each individual and into the wider society. We work to a harm reduction model in drugs&alcohol, spiking, sexual health, mental health and well-being. We provide a safe space for all.
This year W.E.L.Safe CIC will be joining festivals such as – Parklife, The Warehouse Project and The Albert Hall Manchester plus more events TBC.
W.E.L.Safe will be delivering welfare, ensuring event goers are staying safe and enjoying their experience, by offering a place to chill out and relax, recuperate if under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, get guidance and information around harm reduction, support with mental health at events, a safe space if people are feeling vulnerable and being able to chat with a friendly non-judgemental face.
* Support vulnerable people who may need additional support as a result of taking too much alcohol and/or drugs.
* Support people who may be experiencing anxiety
* Be non-judgemental, the welfare area is a safe space.
* Work as part of a team
* Must have good communication skills, be patient and be able to work in a non-judgemental way.
* Respect confidentiality.
* Be reliable and punctual.
* All volunteers must complete at least one full training event.
We are a team, you will never be left alone, someone will always be around to help if you are unsure about anything.
Volunteer expenses will be covered – food and travel.
Each event will be different, some opportunities will be camping festivals, some will be club events in Manchester, events are happening through out the year, various dates and venues. Once registered, you will be able to choose which events you sign up for. There will be opportunities for volunteers to enjoy events/festivals themselves when not on shift.
Experience would be helpful, however is not required as full training will be given.
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