Our vision is to see homelessness ended. Simon Community NI has been responding to homelessness in Northern Ireland since 1971 and
annually support over 3,000 people through our services. We exist to support
people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve a meaningful and
independent place in their community. Our dedicated 22 accommodation projects
provide 369 beds every night of the year for adults, young people and families.
We work without judgement to support our clients who may
present with a range of complex needs including mental ill health, substance misuse
and offending behaviours. We are dedicated to enabling clients to lead positive
lives through motivating them to believe that change is possible.
Through our volunteering programme, campaigns and engaging
with partners we are working to reduce the stigma of being homeless, and
develop a community response to the challenges of homelessness. The invaluable experience
gained through volunteering with us at Simon Community NI is sure to stay with
you for a lifetime.
By joining our Volunteer Team as a Community Champion, you
will have the opportunity to inspire others to have an impact in helping us to
end homelessness in Northern Ireland.
Working alongside the Fundraising Team, our Community
Champions ‘tell the Simon Community NI Story’ in their local community by
delivering engaging and motivating talks to community groups, schools, churches
The talks delivered by our Community Champions are
instrumental in ensuring more people know about Simon Community NI’s services
in their area- and how to access them; and increases volunteering and
fundraising support for the charity.
You will be provided with all training, resources and
on-going support to enable you to effectively and confidently carry out your
Excellent communication skills
Work on own initiative
Good organisational skills
Confident in responding to questions from an audience