Ashford Place

Support workshops for vulnerable people on the margins of society in Cricklewood

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 volunteer reviews)

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Mon-Fri (10:00 - 16:00)

Up to 1 volunteers needed

Who will I help?

Formerly known as Cricklewood Homeless Concern, the charity renamed itself in 2013 in response to the changing demographic and needs of the community.

Ashford Place is an inspiring charity that is leading the way in tackling barriers to community cohesion in Cricklewood. They offer a broad range of skills, services, activities and advice to homeless people and the community at large.

They facilitate positive change and encourage inclusion and independence to all service users.

How will I help?

Volunteering at Ashford Place will require you to be forthcoming in getting involved in a range of workshops such as ESOL, exercise classes and music groups.

You may find yourself helping out with:

• Preparing and serving lunch to the users
• Supporting staff in delivering workshops
• Engaging with service users

You’ll leave the centre having learnt a great deal about the history of the charity and the range of issues faced by the community.

What Can I Expect

Volunteering at homelessness charities can be as challenging as it is rewarding. They provide services to some of the people who are most at need in our society including those suffering from addiction, mental health issues and the results of long periods of destitution. As a result you may witness people exhibiting threatening behaviour or being verbally abusive – although this certainly doesn’t go for everyone you will be working with. You’ll be briefed on arrival on how to deal with difficult circumstances and given guidance on how to raise any concerns. However, you should never be asked to work on your your own with service users.

3 reviews for Ashford Place

  1. 4 out of 5

    The people at 60 Ashford Place were welcoming and friendly. The experience was useful as an insight into how other organisations are run, their clients and the activities in which they engage.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I loved my time at Ashford Place, what they do for the community is truly remarkable. I hope everyone gets to experience what I did at Ashford Place, genuinely chartable and potentially life changing for some, looking for a sense of community and love.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable and welcome. I really enjoyed helping out and would love to do it again.

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