Our Social Volunteers are the heart and soul of our project. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do our work in the community and support people who are chronically lonely and in social isolation.
We have two levels of Social Volunteer for this project. This is so we don’t overwhelm anyone and if you choose to volunteer with us, you can do so at your own pace and as time commitments allow.
The first level is for those who are willing to identify themselves as someone willing to talk to others in the community. These are people who are happy to start a conversation with others and to listen to someone else, without prejudice.
The second level are Social Volunteers who are happy to help with answering calls on our friendship line.
This can be done from your own mobile phone without leaving the comfort of your own home. Don’t worry, your privacy is our highest priority and your phone number is never released.
Simply by chatting to someone who calls and starting a conversation about the weather, your favourite TV programme, the antics of your pets, or sharing your story, you could help someone who is chronically lonely to connect with another human being.
Benefits of Being a Social Volunteer
We believe that if someone has willingly given up their spare time to help someone else, they deserve a reward. Although all of our Social Volunteers are unpaid, we do provide several benefits of being a part of our social family.
- Access to our interactive Social Volunteer support tool to help you with your volunteering role as well as your own career. This provides access to more than 700 elearning modules as well as training and support information.
- A private support group via Facebook and Whatsapp to chat about anything you need to with the rest of our Social Volunteering family.
- Opportunties to join us on social get togethers and trips out — make some new friends with like-minded people.
- The knowledge that you are doing something incredible for your local community.
To join us as a Social Volunteer, complete the application form below and one of our team will be in touch.