Incoming and Outgoing CHAT line

n-compass operates across the North West of England to make a positive difference and enhance life opportunities for adults and young people disadvantaged by disability, physical/mental illness, age or social exclusion through providing advocacy, carers, health & wellbeing, and young people's services. Volunteer from home. Provide a listening ear and emotional support to Carers.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Calls a Carer allocated to you at an agreed time each week for our Outgoing CHAT line.
• Receive calls from Carers during an allocated hour each week for our Incoming CHAT line.
• Offer emotional and/or peer support to Carers
• Work within the organisation’s policy on confidentiality and safeguarding

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Willingness to listen to Carers in a non-judgemental way and provide emotional support.
Experience as an unpaid carer is desirable but not essential.
Flexible, from 30 minutes a week for Outgoing and an hour a week for Incoming.

Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Older people, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Home, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Counselling, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale Carers Hub