Volunteer Form

If you want to talk, we are here to listen

Monday - Sunday 4pm until Midnight (UK Only) Standard Rate Charges Apply. For children and adults who need emotional support, understanding, compassion & kindness

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ERADICATING SILENCE, STIGMA & SHAME ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND DRIVING #COMPASSIONINSOCIETY

PLEASE NOTE: WE PROVIDE SUPPORT VIA ZOOM MEETINGS AND OUR PHONE LINE ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL AS UNFORTUNATELY, THEY WILL NOT BE RESPONDED TO. THANK YOU.

Volunteer with us

SOS takes calls from anyone struggling with their mental wellbeing from the age of 12.  You must be 21 or over to apply to volunteer with us and able to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per week, ideally on a long term (6 months plus) basis.

Being selected for initial training, does NOT constitute an acceptance of your application for unpaid volunteering with us. You must be available for a minimum of 3 continuous hours (anytime between 10am and 7pm) on Day 1 and 4 continuous hours on Day 2 (Noon until 4, fixed time). Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this, thank you.
Your phone number should be the one that you will receive calls on. This must be a mobile number
In case of an emergency during a volunteering session, please let us know who we should contact for you.
What your interests are? Why did you choose SOS to apply to? Anything you think might be useful for us to know.
This application and/or any offer of an unpaid volunteering role do not constitute an offer of employment, either at the application, training or volunteering stages throughout the duration of my time with SOS
All volunteers are required to complete and submit online forms every week, and will have access to a confidential read only document portal that contains important information and guidance. We are a charity who communicates regularly by email. Therefore, your reading, writing and understanding skills need to be of a reasonable standard, meaning, you would be able to carry out all aspects of your volunteering.
We may ask you about any unspent convictions if you are offered a role with us.
Please provide a character referee who has known you well as an individual for at least 1 year. This does not have to be through work (if you're a student), although please do not use your spouse, partner or family members including in-laws
Please provide a character referee who has known you well as an individual for at least 1 year. This does not have to be through work (if you're a student), although please do not use your spouse, partner or family members including in-laws
If you are a student and do not/have not got an employment history, please mark N/A. An employer cannot be a family member, whether immediate or extended. By completing this section, you are confirming that this referee is not related to you directly or as an inlaw.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Must be dated within the last 19 days.
We will ask you more about this privately before we consider you for training to make sure volunteering for SOS is the right role at the right time for you.
Think carefully. Could distressing calls or emails act as triggers to you, meaning you could become unwell.

In order for us to monitor volunteer applications, please tick all that apply

SOS wish to promote equality and opportunity for all, encourage diverse representation and work to eliminate discrimination. We welcome applications from under represented groups
Please tell us how much help, if any, you had completing this form. Tell us in the next field, why you needed help and who gave it to you.
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