As part of the organisation, our Connections Volunteers offer the vital connection and
support our beneficiaries need. In the role of a Connections Volunteer, you will help support
a lonely individual via regular telephone calls.
Depending on the beneficiary’s requirements, you will remain their volunteer for the duration
of the project with the aim of integrating them back into the community and helping them
become confident and independent again. As a Connections Volunteer, you will have the
whole support of the Association behind you and a designated co-ordinator as your point of
contact. We will provide you with all the necessary training so you can rest assured that you
will have all the skills you need.
Not having someone to talk to during these challenging times can be lonely, particularly if the
person is used to social activities and spending
The skills you need
• Good listener
• Ability to maintain boundaries
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
Training is provided
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 17/02/2021
End Date: 17/02/2022
This role is flexible, and can be carried out either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. Calls on average are 30 mins.
This opportunity is available Countywide.
Citizens Advice Bureau - Chelmsford
Homestart Essex - Harlow
Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE)
First Responder Group