Chatty Volunteers

To offer one-to-one telephone support to help those experiencing feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
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:

• To take a brief from the Chatty Café Scheme on the individual
• To ring the individual to establish contact and agree the regularity, days and times of the calls.
• To maintain regular contact on the days and times agreed between the individual and volunteer.
• To take part of volunteer supervision sessions/check-ins with The Chatty Café Scheme staff and provide feedback on how the calls are going.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Friendly, empathetic approach and a good listener.
• Good communication skills.
• Is able to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries.
• Can work on their own.

Areas of Interest: Community, Mental Health, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Chatty Cafe Scheme CIC
Organisation Profile: Support cafes and other social settings to have a Chatter & Natter table which is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. The aims are to reduce loneliness and isolation and get people talking.