Our Volunteer Telephone Befriender role is a rewarding opportunity that will enable you to hone your listening, questioning and communication skills. You will receive expert training, support and supervision from our Peer Support and Participation Worker.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing loneliness and isolation, and their usual support networks may no longer be operating. As a Telephone Befriender, you will be matched with a member of the community who needs time to talk and feel heard.
You will learn and practice how to:
- Actively listen
- Ask effective questions
- Support your match towards developing different perspectives and new ways of thinking
- Empower your match to build confidence and reconnect with society
A good Befriender is reliable, attentive, understanding, non-judgemental, respectful and trustworthy. They speak English fluently, and additional languages are a plus!
If this sounds like you, find out more and apply.