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Are you a good listener? Helpline helpers needed!

Support volunteers needed for Trust House Reading

Trust House Reading have vacancies for helpline volunteers – could you help?

If you feel passionately about supporting people affected by rape and sexual abuse then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our confidential helpline based in Reading.

Helpline volunteers aim to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse by:

  • providing emotional support to survivors as well as those who support them, such as friends and family
  • providing a safe space to talk
  • giving information and signposting other relevant services
  • helping people to access Trust House Reading’s other specialist services.

We ask helpline volunteers to commit to one 3-4 hour shift per week as well as a monthly clinical supervision group.

The role is typically suitable for someone who may already have some experience in supporting others in another capacity or someone who may be starting to train in this area for example; nursing, counselling, social work, teaching.

Equally we do have volunteers on our helpline who don’t have any working experience in any therapeutic capacity but bring a great deal of life experience to the role to support others.
After this volunteers start to work shadow senior help-liners on the helpline. If this is something you’d be interested in please contact us to receive an application form.

To volunteer with us you must be over the age of 18 and have a satisfactory DBS check.

Thank you for taking an interest in our work.

Contact person firstname
Jo Bowley, Office Administrator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189502835

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Location description
Reading area
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedPatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We provide training which will be split over 8 evenings Mondays and Wednesdays starting in July.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From staff. Also supervision with clinical lead.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Some travel.
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5

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