“Helping people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of illness, change and loss”
Can you be a good listener? Can you help someone explore what they are going through?

Listening to people’s concerns can help them feel less isolated and anxious while helping them feel more hopeful and valued.

Volunteers can play a vital role supporting the work of the Department of Spiritual Care in their work often being the initial point of contact.

Volunteering opportunities available in
• Bereavement
• Community
• Hospital

Members of the Department provide ongoing support.

Organisation aims and objectives

Based in Health and Social Care contexts, Do You Need to Talk is a service that promotes wellbeing by offering an active listening service. The service helps people explore their deepest hurts and draw strength from their own inner resources and those of the communities of support around them










2 hours per week Minimum commitment: 1 yearWeekdays


People require a level of life experience.
Experience required: People need to be good listeners, work in a confidential way, be open and non-judgemental and have some experience of life to provide adequate support.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: Travel expenses are available
Training details: Following the interview, volunteers will attend 6 sessions of 2 hours, held weekly covering topics such as being a good listener and bereavement.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.