The LEAP Centre - Volunteer Telephone Befriender

This project is delivered in partnership with Diversity Matters North West To deliver a telephone befriending service to adults in Tameside who are experiencing vulnerabilities, including loneliness and isolation. Estimated hours: Minimum 2 hours per week.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

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

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

Description of the activities you will experience:
• Making telephone calls of up to 30 minutes to provide companionship to adults experiencing loneliness / isolation.
• Completing a client contact form after each phone call

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Personal Skills and Qualities required
• To be committed and reliable
• To enjoy talking to people
• To understand boundaries and why we must work in this way.
• To be patient and be a good listener
• To be willing to attend relevant training To be able to work as part of a team
• To comply with relevant Health and Safety Policies and Procedures including Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
• To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times
• To adhere to our safe working policies including Covid-19 safety measures
Benefits to the Volunteer
• Befriending training
• Enhance CV - a good step into training, education or employment
• Make new friends and meet new people
• Increase skills, knowledge and confidence
• Ongoing support from an allocated coordinator
• Reference available

Areas of Interest: Community, Families, Health and wellbeing, Older people, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: From your office, Home, Indoor, Long term commitment, Micro, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Leap Children and Family Centre
Organisation Profile: Leap provides charitable services for children & families. We have an onsite Pre-School, Family Contact Services, Creche & Early Learning Provision. We have Greenscape which is a grounds maintenance service which provides adult daycare & as a Social Enterprise supports the charitable work of the organisation. We have volunteer opportunities for Reading mentor, Greenscape operatives, To work with children/families and reception/admin.
Charity number: 1099806