Coffee Chat Volunteers Application Form

Has anyone ever told you you’re a great conversationalist?  That you’re great at listening as well as talking?  That you can create conversations sometimes out of very little?

Then SOS could have the perfect voluntary role for you!

Our new service, which will open later in 2022, is currently recruiting for non-employed, unpaid phone volunteers to talk to people who are lonely, alone, and/or isolated.  This service will not require you to deal with any emergencies or mental health concerns.  It is, quite simply, a chat between two people.

Your training will consist of conversational development and the ways we can use, and improve, our voices and will also cover some of our safeguarding procedures

You’ll need to be available between 8pm and midnight on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for this particular role.  We welcome applications from anyone aged 16 and above.

Working as part of a small but dynamic and dedicated team, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and develop skillsets which will be transferrable throughout your life.

Training will be online only and you will volunteer from the comfort of your own home.

Coffee Line Phone Volunteers Application Form
Please use this form only if you wish to apply to chat with people WHO ARE NOT at risk or in crisis. Do NOT use this form to apply for crisis line support. The coffee line does not support those at risk or in crisis Playing our part in reducing and offsetting our carbon footprint is important to SOS.  Therefore, we are, where absolutely possible, a paperless charity. We realise that some people do not have access to complete the online application, or may prefer not to enter their details electronically.  Therefore, if you wish to submit a paper copy of your application, you can do so by: *Highlighting the whole of the application form, right click and then press PRINT. *Popping your application in the post to our registered office address, which is: SOS Silence of Suicide c/o Nexus Chambers, The Barbon Buildings, 14 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QH APPLICATIONS OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY, THANK YOU

Your Details

Applications open only to UK residents, thank you.
You must be 16 or over to volunteer on this line, thanks

Position Details

23rd is Module 1 - Powerpoint and other training. 24th is Module 2 (via zoom or teams) will be between 11am and 3pm with breaks
Please Type Coffee Chat phone Volunteer, thank you.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
After receiving your CV, our training team will read through it and contact you within 2 weeks if you are invited to train with us. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to respond to anyone who is unsuccessful, but thank you for your interest in our charity.
Our coffee line service runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 8pm and midnight only. Therefore, all volunteers are asked to do 1 x 4 hour shift per week. This is a voluntary, unpaid position which does not imply or infer any employed status.
All of our front line volunteers are required to hold an enhanced check certificate. We provide this service through CareCheck and the cost to yourself is £12.00 (correct at 2/8/22). This is non-refundable. A certificate is required before you can volunteer on our coffee line, thank you. Please initial your agreement to obtain a certificate if you successfully complete all your training with SOS


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