Volunteer application form

We are seeking volunteers who are non-judgemental, warm, caring, reliable, empathetic and supportive. Listening Volunteers provide confidential ongoing face-to-face support to visitors; Helping Volunteers provide support to the shift, greet visitors and undertake a variety of admin and other tasks.

Please complete as much as possible or appropriate.

(Please note that compulsory fields are marked by a red asterisk.)

Contact Details

Please take care when entering an email address into the box above, as this can affect the form arriving with us successfully. If you are in any doubt that your application has been received, please email us on volunteerrecruitment@listeningplace.org.uk.

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Volunteering

Please be aware we do not offer placements to our volunteers.

Listening volunteers provide ongoing face-to-face support to visitors; we are seeking volunteers who are non-judgemental, warm, caring, empathetic and supportive.

Helping volunteers provide support to the shift, greet visitors and undertake a variety of admin and other tasks.

Additional details

If you are not in paid work and receiving benefits, you may need to inform the DSS, please visit www.gov.uk for more advice and support.

The Listening Place asks that all listening volunteers commit to a minimum of one year of volunteering after completing their initial training, with a minimum of a regular four hour shift per fortnight.

Our helping volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of six months volunteering after their initial training, with a minimum of a regular weekly four hour shift.

There is a three month notice period for listening volunteers and a one month notice period for helping volunteers.

It is The Listening Place’s policy to have at least 3 volunteers on duty at any one time. Please could you state the days and times that you could offer support.

As The Listening Place works with a vulnerable client group it is not exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Anyone who wishes to volunteer is asked to agree to an enhanced disclosure.

Guidelines can be downloaded at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. The Listening Place will not discriminate against people with convictions unless they are particularly relevant to the position.

Referees

Please give the names and addresses of two referees. They should be people who know you well (but are not family) and if possible one should be a professional or work related contact. If you heard about The Listening Place from one of our visitors, or you are connected to someone who has received support from The Listening Place, we would prefer you did not use that person as one of your referees.

Emergency contact

Next of kin details for contact in an emergency situation: