Befriending in the north of East Northamptonshire
Posted for Volunteer Action
SkillsYou must have the ability to initiate and maintain conversations over the telephone. You must be kind and patient. We ask that minimal records are kept and reported of the date/duration of calls.
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Supporting People and Befriending
Only access to a telephone is required.
Adults only. No under 18s due to safeguarding issues.
DBS check required
No physical/direct contact. However references are essential,
- Equal Opportunities Policy
If telephone expenses are requested.
Health and Safety Policy
Volunteers are always able to discuss issues with the office.
- Training provided
Telephone discussion and Q&A between volunteer and scheme organiser held before first phone call. Advice is given and protocols are discussed.
Laid out in registration form.
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When do I need to be available?
Telephone calls are made at a time and on a day to suit both parties, in agreement between themselves. No specific day or time is required by Volunteer Action. Daytime, evening, weekday or weekend are all fine.
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