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Office or Remote Volunteer Family Support Worker National Helpline

Office or Remote Volunteer Family Support Worker National Helpline

Long term role · 4 hrs/Week
Salisbury Square, Hatfield, AL9 5AD, United Kingdom
Community & familyOlder peopleChildren & youth
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Summary

Family Lives operate a free confidential helpline for anyone experiencing difficulties in their family or relationship.

Detailed description

Our volunteers take calls from parents and carers on a wide range of subjects, whether that might be issues around separation and divorce, isolation, depression, bullying and abuse, dealing with behavioural problems, etc. You can find out more about our services on our website.

We are a national service with home-based call takers county wide and a call centre in Old Hatfield Hertfordshire. Once trained volunteers sign up for a weekly 4-hour shift comprising 3 hours ‘online’ followed by a debrief session with your supervisor which can lasts around half to one hour. 


We recruit volunteers with a range of backgrounds and experiences though we ask that volunteers have experience of parenting or working with children and young people, are good listeners and have a willingness to learn. Being remote it will be very important that you have a PC/laptop, plug in headset with microphone, good Wi-Fi and a private place to work from home. You need to be a UK resident.


Our training programme is excellent and will give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to offer empathic support and guidance to callers whatever their circumstances; all shifts are overseen by a regular shift supervisor who provides ongoing remote support. We ask our volunteers to make a commitment of 1 year (with time off for holidays), obviously we understand that circumstances sometimes make that an impossibility but can be helpful to know at the outset that is the general expectation. 


We have call taker training sessions that run over five sessions and is done remotely connecting you via a Microsoft Teams link. You would need to be able to attend all five sessions and be available on four occasions to listen into calls, this can be organised remotely.


We have remote voluntary call taker training groups taking place on:


Remote Call Taker Training Dates:

 

April training dates:

Module 1 - Monday 22nd April

Module 2 - Wednesday 24th April

Module 3 - Monday 29th April

Module 4 - Wednesday 1st May

Module 5 - Wednesday 8th May

10am to 2pm

We are also running Saturday remote call taker training in June over 5 Saturday's the dates are to be confirmed.


Please note that all roles offered are subject to a satisfactory DBS being obtained, you will receive details of documentation required prior to your training and this must all be in no later than the second session of your training.

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About Family Lives

Our incredible volunteers are at the very centre of the work we do supporting families who need us.
Every year, we support families across the country to work through difficult experiences such as poverty, behavioural problems, relationship stresses, and countless other issues. We could not support these families without the dedication, passion and generosity of over 300 volunteers.