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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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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.

Volunteering Opportunities

If you’re interested in any of our current volunteering roles, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

PHONE SUPPORT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Please read this post in full before deciding whether or not to apply.  Please note, these are unpaid volunteering opportunities only and you will not be an employee.

Are you?

Reliable, caring and kind?

21 years of age or over?

Someone who can develop conversation but also listen intently to what is being said?

Able to support our service users for a minimum of 4 hours per week on a voluntary basis?

If you can answer yes to all the above, we’d love to hear from you!

Our next training modules are on:

13th and 14th May 2021 (phone and email support)

24th and 25th May 2021 (phone support only)

When you complete our volunteer application form, you can indicate which dates you prefer.

Phone Support Volunteers will train, and work, from home.

Full online training is available with ongoing support and refresher training.

Our support line runs  7 days a week and accepts calls and provides support to children and adults from the age of 12.

Are you able to cover at least one of these blocks, at least once a week? (Please do not apply if you cannot volunteer at least 4 hours per week, thank you)

Monday – Sunday :

4pm until 8pm

8pm until Midnight

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OUR ONLINE FORM FOR PHONE SUPPORT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We pride ourselves on giving opportunities to students.  However, please check with your University prior to applying as some may require we enter into a ‘Work Experience’ Contract.   We only offer volunteering opportunities to complement and/or enhance your studies as part of your chosen course, but we do not offer work experience roles.

Email Support Volunteers

In addition to our telephone support line, and due to increased demand, SOS now wish to offer email support to vulnerable people aged 12 and over.

If you are kind and compassionate, have regular access to a device that can receive and send emails on behalf of SOS, and could offer us 4 hours of your time per week between the hours of 8am and 4pm, then you could be suitable to apply for our Email Volunteer Training.

You will need to be discreet, able to maintain confidentiality and offer support.  You must also be reliable, be able to take instruction and ensure you act in the best interests of both our service users and the Charity, paying regard to our protocols and policies.

Full training will be given as well as ongoing support.  You will need to have an excellent command of  the English language, good reading and writing skills, and be someone who pays attention to detail and does not rush, but thinks carefully about how they are responding.

Applicants invited to train will undergo tests as part of the recruitment process to ascertain their core reading, writing and understanding skills.

Training will be via our online LMS portal and also via zoom.

You will work from home at all times, including when lockdown is over, so it doesn’t matter where in the country you are based.

Ideally, you will be looking for a longer term opportunity (3 months plus).

You need to be 18 or over to apply for this unpaid volunteering role.  Please complete the form below in the first instance and attach your latest CV.

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Safeguarding & Risk Assessment Volunteers 

We are looking for experienced safeguarding and risk assessment volunteers who will be responsible for updating, amending & distributing our documentation in line with the charity’s aims, current legislation and best practice.

This opportunity may suit someone who is retired but wishes to remain active and productive whilst helping our small charity continue to make a big difference.  You will be volunteering from home.

If you are interested, please complete our contact form below with your basic details and we will get back to you.  You should attach your latest CV.  You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Number of Opportunities: 2

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Volunteer Information & Compliance Support 

We are looking for volunteers who can provide support, assistance & information to our phone volunteers.  You would be the main point of contact for phone support volunteers who operate 7 days a week, taking calls from children and adults aged 12 and above.

You will be responsible for ensuring that phone support volunteers are compliant and adhering to SOS protocols at all times and escalating areas of concern. You will work closely with our Safeguarding & Risk Assessment Volunteers.  You will be volunteering from home.

If you are interested, please complete a contact form below and we will get back to you.  You must be 18 or over to apply for this role.  You should attach your latest CV.

Number of Opportunities: 4

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