Helpline Volunteer

Published

08/10/2018

Start Date

09/04/2018

End Date

09/04/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Roebuck House
284 Upper Richmond Road West
London
England
SW14 7JE
United Kingdom

Description

What you'd be doing 

You would be offering emotional and practical support over the phone to children, young people and adults who are affected by 'missing'. This could include the loved ones of a missing person, someone thinking of leaving home, or someone who is missing. 


Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • No prior helpline experience required
  • Good communication, empathetic and non-judgemental
  • Interest in learning more about the issue of 'missing' and passionate about supporting vulnerable people
  • Comfortable using computers
  • This role is available for volunteers aged 18+


What this role can offer you

  • A rewarding volunteering experience where you can make a real difference
  • Utilise your exisiting skills, or learn new ones, in communication and supporting vulnerable people
  • Training, support and travel expenses will be provided throughout your role


Location and availability

  • Central Office in south west London - SW14 7JE
  • This would be a weekly commitment of one shift per week at either 10:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 18:00 or 18:00 - 22:00, Monday - Sunday depending on your availability
  • We ideally need volunteers to commit to this role for at least 12 months


If you would like to apply, please do so by Sunday 2nd September

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

volunteer@missingpeople.org.uk
https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-for-us/current-opportunities.html?showall=&start=1

In order to apply for this volunteer role, you'll need to fill out an online application form here. Once you've completed that, our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch regarding what happens next. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on volunteer@missingpeople.org.uk or via phone on 0208 392 4590.


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