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Omega is the home of the multi-award winning telephone befriending service, Chatterbox. Chatterbox consists of a team of people who support some of the most socially isolated people within our community, giving them the chance make new connections and take steps to re-build their lives. We need new befrienders to make these calls as sadly, Chatterbox has a waiting list.
Our minimum requirement is just one half hour phone call per week, you would be welcome to do more if you wished. Befriending is a hugely rewarding role, you will be carefully matched with clients of similar interests giving you a good platform to begin from.
Omega also runs a similar programme A Letter From Louise which is a Pen-Pal style befriending service. Omega holds regular bereavement support groups across the West Midlands, a new one was started in Shrewsbury last month and we are hoping to start one in Oswestry in the near future.
A good listening ear!
Full training is always given and our Chatterbox team are on hand to help when needed.
- Older People
- Support Groups
- Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
We do not have young people as telephone befrienders.
- Child protection policy
- Complaints Policy and procedures
- Confidentiality Policy
- DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
- Diversity Policy
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Ex-offenders Policy
- Expenses Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Regular Risk assessments of the work environment
- Volunteer Task/Role description
- Volunteering Policy & Agreements
- Vulnerable Adults Policy
When do I need to be available?
Start Date: 06/07/2020
End Date: 05/07/2021
You can work from home or from our office and will arrange times to suit yourself and your client.
This opportunity has no specific location.