From director to keyworker to trustee to volunteer, our team is made up of an agile group of like minded people brought together by a shared goal.
I lead two of our projects, 365 Shelter and the ‘Get to Know’ workshops. The two projects complement each other really well – the research that keeps our workshop up-to-date forces us to think about ways to improve the night shelter, and inviting people from the workshops to volunteer gives people an opportunity to really understand what their contribution is worth.
My role involves figuring out ways to get the public engaged and invested in our projects, so that all our great work is supported. Whether that’s inspiring people to fundraise for us, creating an important connection with a business or getting people to like us on social media.
My role at Caring in Bristol covers a variety of different projects. I assist in the day to day management of the 365 Shelter which involves anything from recruiting and training new volunteers, to doing the laundry! I am also assisting in the development of the Bristol Homeless Connect website and Caring at Breakfast project.
I have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the charity. I enjoy bolstering our relationships with businesses and other partners to help ensure our work has a meaningful impact for those in need in our city. You'll usually find me accompanied by my dog, Lena.
As the Finance and Change Lead my role is hugely varied. I deal with the day-to-day finances and provide financial support to the rest of the team. I also act as a floating support for managing and delivering projects, adding capacity where needed. And I’ll be involved in developing our reporting and evaluation tools.
I work with young people that are experiencing homelessness. My role is split between finding them safe emergency accommodation either through our volunteer host or referring them to local night shelters like the 365. Theo other half of my job is supporting young people in finding safe and secure long-term accommodation and advocating on their behalf in these matters.
My principal role is to oversee the operational elements of the charity and work alongside the Project Leads on a day to day basis to help ensure that we deliver quality services. I also support our Director Ben around our more strategic aims, working to improve our governance and promote the charity city-wide.
I work with 16 -19 year olds who are experiencing family breakdown. My role involves placing young people into a family home with Host volunteers who have previous experience and training. I am responsible for the day to day running of the project and work alongside partnership agencies to ensure young people are at the forefront of any decision making. I support the young people and the Hosts during the transition to ensure a safe, clear and consistent approach is met.
I'm proud to be working for Caring in Bristol to support and develop our youth projects. I want to ensure that relationship, kindness and trust are at the heart of all of our work with young people.
I am mainly responsible for grants fundraising and exploring new opportunities for the charity to generate revenue. I also provide day-to-day operational support to the 365 Shelter, liaising with volunteers to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay. The role is very varied and so there is never a dull day!