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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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Skills:
Relationship Building
Developing Trust and Rapport
Ability to escalate where appropriate
Active Listening
Microsoft Teams

Knowledge:
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.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Rosie Cunningham, Talk Team Supervisor
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 321 9111
Contact instructions?
10-4pm, Mon-Fri

Location description
Working from home
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
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
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
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?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
How to support our clients
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Supervision is supplied
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
No
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?
1
Opportunity added on
2 November 2021

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