Provide support to individuals in the LGBT+ community
Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for Support U
We are looking for a rockstar listener to provide that helpful and friendly ear to the most vulnerable individuals in the LGBT+ community via phone and chat. This role is integral to our delivery of provisions to these persons and plays an important part in tackling isolation, segregation and loneliness.
You will be responsible for contacting a dedicated list of clients once per week or fortnight to have a chat about whats happening and to give them a chance to connect with someone in a remote setting.
Full training and perks are provided
Developing Trust and Rapport
Ability to escalate where appropriate
Knowledge of issues facing LGBT+individuals (desired)
As an equal employer, we encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, who are currently underrepresented in our community.
Working from home
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Any of these times
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
How to support our clients
Description of support
Supervision is supplied
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
2 November 2021
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