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Hillingdon Advice for Residents Project (HARP)

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Hillingdon Advice for Residents Partnership (HARP) is a project for non-profit advice organisations. The project will transform advice services for local residents by significantly increasing volunteer capacity, advice quality, opportunities for self-help and freeing resource for more casework with the most vulnerable residents.

We are looking for volunteers on behalf of our Partners, Hillingdon and Ealing Citizens Advice, Age Uk Hillingdon, Disablement Association Hillingdon (DASH), Hillingdon Carers, Hillingdon Mind, Hillingdon Women’s Centre and Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services.

                  Registered Charity No. 1079371    

Information & Advice Volunteers Wanted

Hillingdon Advice for Residents Partnership (HARP)

  are looking for volunteers to assist

 Hillingdon residents with Information and Advice.

Join our team & make a difference to others

              

Hillingdon Advice for Residents Partnership (HARP) is a partnership project bringing together seven local charities. Our partners are Age UK Hillingdon, Hillingdon Carers, Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services, Hillingdon & Ealing Citizens Advice, Hillingdon Mind, DASH and Hillingdon Women’s centre.

     Ways in Which You Can Help…

  Age UK Hillingdon work to make later life better for everyone in the borough and to highlight what is positive about age.

Age UK Hillingdon are looking for:

  • Information and Signposting Volunteers
  • Form Filling and Welfare Benefit Advice Volunteers
  • Reception, Information and Administration Volunteers

Hillingdon and Ealing Citizens Advice (HECA) exists to help people resolve the difficulties they face in everyday life by providing free information, advice and assistance in many subjects. HECA also works to influence government policy for the better by drawing on the experiences faced by their clients.           

HECA are looking for:

  • Telephone Gateway Assessors Volunteers
  • Face to Face Gateway Assessors Volunteers
  • Telephone and Face to Face Gateway Assessor Volunteers for a Mental Health project
  • Reception and Administration Volunteers

Disablement Association Hillingdon (DASH) strives to empower, inspire and motivate disabled people of any age to reach their full potential every day and in every situation.

DASH are looking for:

  • Form Filling and Welfare Benefit Advice Volunteers

Hillingdon Carers support unpaid Carers caring for family or friends who are ill, elderly/frail, disabled, have mental health or substance misuse problems in the borough.

Hillingdon Carers are looking for:

  • Information and Advice volunteers for our Advice Centre.
  • Outreach volunteers to find Carers in the local community in various locations.

Hillingdon Mind envisage a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experiences of mental distress fairly, positively, and with respect.

Hillingdon Mind are looking for:

  • Form Filling and Welfare Benefit Advice Volunteers
  • Information and Signposting Volunteers

Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services (HAVS) is a Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), the umbrella body supporting and developing the local voluntary and community sector.

HAVS are looking for:

  • Reception, Information and Administration Volunteers
  • Project Research and Development Volunteers

Information, Outreach and Engagement Volunteers

 Hillingdon Women’s Centre provide a women only safe and confidential space for all women aged 18 and over.  Their aim is to enable all women to obtain information and advice relating to a wide range of matters.

 

Some commonly asked questions

 Will I be able to choose what I do and who I volunteer for?

Together we will do our best to match your interests and skills.

Will I get any support?

Support and training for volunteers is important to us. You will receive the support you need to carry out the tasks you undertake. We also provide a volunteer induction & access to training courses.

I can’t afford to be out of pocket…

Although you won’t be paid, travel expenses are offered, volunteering should cost you nothing but your time.

Could I offer my professional skills?

Yes. HARP welcomes people with professional skills and we will try to put them to the best use that we can & maybe even help to develop new ones.

Will I be able to give enough time?

The majority of our volunteer opportunities require a commitment of at least one year – please contact us for further details.

 

If you would like to volunteer contact

Hillingdon Advice for Residents Partnership (HARP),

Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services,

Key House, 106 High Street, Yiewsley, Middlesex,

UB7 7BQ

Email: HARP@havs.org.uk    Tel: 01895 442722