OPP OF THE DAY: Chatterbox Telephone Befriender, Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care

Chatterbox Befrienders offer one-to-one telephone support and will call a client once a week offering companionship and a listening ear for an individual who might otherwise go unheard. Chatterbox volunteers are matched with a client and befriend a variety of people including carers, socially isolated individuals who are struggling with loneliness, people with ill health and those that have been bereaved.

When:

One hour per week.

Where:

Home based.

Commitment/duration:
1 hour a week, for six months.

Skills:
Would like to make a real difference in someone’s life
Want to challenge loneliness and can commit to a weekly phone call
Good listener
Empathetic, reliable, patient and of a caring nature
Good verbal and inter-personal communication skills
Recognise the importance of confidentiality and can uphold this in practice
Committed to inclusion and treating people with dignity and respect

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Jade Edwards
Email: volunteersupport@omega.uk.net

OPP OF THE DAY: Volunteers/Helpers, 3rd Brierley Hill Scout Group

We are looking for volunteers/helpers to develop the true potential of young people. The group is looking for volunteers/helpers to take some pressure off the Leaders and to help run/manage the Sections:

  • Scouts (11 – 14 yrs) on a Monday night 7 – 8.30 pm
  • Beavers (6 – 8 yrs) & Cubs (8 – 11 yrs) on a Wednesday night 6.30 – 7.45 pm

New volunteers will receive help/support and work with experienced Leaders at all times. You will not be ‘thrown in at the deep end’.

Volunteering can help young people develop their true potential, so why not join us?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

“To give something back to the community: ‘I believe the kids get such a lot out of it; I just put a bit back for what the kids take out.'”

“To support the Leaders: ‘They give so much, you’ve got to give some of that back.'”

“Because volunteering is a ‘good thing’: ‘I just personally believe that you should always do some kind of voluntary work otherwise nothing would get done in this world.””

Monday, Wednesday, evenings
Occasional weekends
Commitment: Flexible/Part Time

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Adrian Pargeter
Email: 3bh@dudleydistrict.org.uk