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Volunteer Barber/Hairdresser – Passage House

Passage House
We are seeking someone who can volunteer once a month for a three hour session in the morning or afternoon. Times and days are flexible

Team Information

Passage House is a rapid response Assessment Hub aimed to support new rough sleepers with no local connection to Westminster to find a suitable pathway for them to sustain a life off the streets. For a lot of people this will mean returning to their home area and reconnecting with family or support networks. Men, women, couples aged 18 or over are offered accommodation a maximum stay is 28 days whilst we work with them to provide a pathway.

Clients are referred into Passage House via Outreach teams. These are teams who work overnight on the streets of Westminster approaching new rough sleepers and engaging them in services. This means that guests at Passage House will be arriving in the evening and night time.

About this Role

We would love to have someone come in once or month to offer haircuts to residents. Most of our members are male but we have a few women as well who may just need a trim. We don't have any clippers or hair cutting scissors at present so you would need to use your own at first. We do have a cape.

Tasks will include:

  • Providing haircuts and styling, including beards, however no need to shave

Qualities needed:

  • Aged 18 or over – essential
  • OWN HAIRCUTTING SCISSORS (we will get a pair, so this is important only for the initial period) – essential
  • Own public liability insurance – essential, we will need to see a copy of this
  • Ability to demonstrate an inclusive and non judgmental attitude
  • Reliability and willingness to commit to regular shifts
  • Confident communicator
  • You’re proactive and have an ability to use initiative
  • Patience and ability to engage with others
  • Ability to uphold and respect The Passage policies and procedures

What you can expect:

  • Travel Expenses reimbursed according to our finance policy
  • Volunteer induction into The Passage

Recruitment Method

Complete the Volunteer Application and Equality and Diversity monitoring forms and email to volunteering@passage.org.uk

The role is subject to the provision of two references, an informal interview and attendance at a Volunteer Induction session. For questions about the role or the application process, please contact the Volunteering Team on 0207 592 1863

Application Form

Please download an application form. Email completed forms to volunteering@passage.org.uk or post printed forms to St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL

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 Please read this message from The Passage Chief Executive, Mick Clarke

If you have any questions relating to volunteering, please contact the Volunteering Team

 020 7592 1863