Offering emotional support and friendship to clients at a very difficult time. This could be by:

* Talking and Listening

* Providing companionship

* Writing letters and helping with phone calls.

Volunteers may also provide respite for a carer by sitting with the client whilst the carer goes out for a short break.


For our service, the main requirements are for kind, warm, caring people, who are good listeners, patient and able to commit to offering time on either a regular or occasional basis. Able to respect the confidentiality and maintain boundaries within the volunteer role.


  • Accessibility
    Depends on the role available.
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses & training
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Regular supervision
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Volunteer Training provided by the service Essex Partnership University Trust Mandatory Training Access to Macmillan's training other one off opportunities
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/07/2020

End Date: 29/07/2021

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Availability Details

West Essex areas : Harlow, Epping Forest & Uttlesford areas The organisation are looking for flexible times, whatever anyone can commit to.


This opportunity is available in: Epping, Harlow, Uttlesford

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