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.
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 is varied, and spanning a number of projects. My main role is managing the day to day running of our 365 Night Shelter. This involves managing and training volunteers, managing referrals and ensuring those staying at our shelter are supported and happy. I am currently helping co-ordinate our Cheers Drive project, managing and supporting our volunteer team, ensuring all of the shifts are covered and the operation runs smoothly.
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 help manage the 365 night shelter, carrying out all the daily tasks involved to ensure the amazing volunteers have everything they need to open the doors every night of the year.
I work with young people aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing homelessness and/or multi-disadvantage. Part of my role involves arranging temporary placements for young people in the homes of our volunteer hosts whilst also helping them to secure longer-term accommodation. I also work on a 1:1 basis with young people offering them emotional and practical support and advocacy. I work in a relational way which means that young people are at the fore front of everything I do.
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!
I am responsible for the organisation and coordination of the Caring at Christmas project. This involves recruiting and coordinating volunteers, managing relationships with partners, and arranging the logistics of the project. There’s a lot to the project so there are never two days the same!