Jackie: I arrange volunteering opportunities that support social justice
Jackie from Jobcentre Plus Newcastle arranges volunteering opportunities for DWP staff that support social justice.
Watch the video to hear how Jackie arranges volunteering opportunities that support social justice and how Kevin from the St Wilfrid’s Centre works in partnership with the DWP. The video also features Graeme from the DWP Social Justice team and Keith, a client at the St. Wilfrid’s Centre.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP): social justice.
DWP are helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged by providing support to turn their lives around.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP): Social Justice.
Jackie from Jobcentre Plus Newcastle links Community 10,000 volunteering opportunities for DWP staff to the social justice agenda.
Hi, I’m here at the St Wilfrid’s Centre with Jackie who’s a Social Justice Ambassador.
So what do you feels changed in the way you work?
What’s changed is that I’m constantly now linking the volunteering opportunities I offer to the social justice agenda.
The best bit for me is when I arrange volunteering opportunities that do support the social justice agenda and we hear such great feedback from the organisations and the clients and that’s what makes my job worth while.
And how do you apply the social justice principles at work?
By arranging volunteering opportunities that link with the organisations who have clients at the very heart of the social justice agenda.
A good example is that I had a team from DWP Communications come to St Wilfrid’s and help them with a marketing plan for their new residential unit.
We’ve been partnering up with the Department for Work and Pensions for a few years now. We work with homeless and vulnerable people. Our aim is to help improve the quality of their life.
St Wilfrid’s centre’s helped me by giving me my life back to me. It’s like being in a big family; it’s just helped me so much. It’s just an amazing place.
The principles of social justice is, you know, what it’s all about really and I think if everybody stuck to them and helped each other, I think we would go a long way to curing the ills of society.