Volunteer Community Listener

  • VO68107


Description

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY LISTENER?
Community Listener – “Helping people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of illness, change, loss and distress”

Are you a good listener? Could 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. NHS Tayside's Department of Spiritual Care are expanding this very popular Listening service throughout Angus GP practices and community settings.

Organisation aims and objectives

Helping people re discover hope and inner strength in times of illness , change or loss. Through Listening

Availability

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Restrictions

over 18 years of age -
Experience required: Volunteers need to be good listeners , work in a confidential way, be open and non judgemental. Have some experience of life to provide adequate support. Following the interview, volunteers will be required to attend 6 sessions of 2 hours or possibly 3 sessions of 4 hours held weekly and covering topics such as being a good listener and bereavement
Travel details: travel expenses are paid.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster details: Training days and locations to be agreed depending on interest
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months 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.