Telephone support volunteer
To offer emotional support via the telephone to Carers around Rochdale
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:
To communicate weekly with Carers from the comfort of your own home, via the telephone. Full training provided via zoom.
Skill and Qualifications Required:
Areas of Interest: Community, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Home, Older people, People seeking work, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Counselling
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Managing people, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible
About the host organisation
Hosted by: Carers Hub - Rochdale
Organisation Profile: The Carers’ Hub Rochdale provides a single point of access for all Carers including both young and adult Carers in the borough. The Hub exists to ensure that Carers of all ages have access to information, advice and a wide range of support services. These support services are designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a Carers own health and wellbeing. Support can include: Support from a dedicated Carers support worker specialised in fields such as young Carers support, mental health, dementia and ethnicity for example. A dedicated Carers support worker will get to know you and understand your needs as a Carer. They will also work with you to create a support plan to meet your individual needs. This could include: 1-2-1 or group based support Peer support Support to take a break including access to a volunteer sitting in service where a volunteer is matched with the person you care for to provide you with a short break from your caring role Information, advice and guidance Support to access community, health and wellbeing services Access to activities, training and much more.