Host Organisation: n-compass

Provide a listening ear and emotional support to Carers.

Opportunity Interests: Carers
Type of Activity: Befriending, Providing Advice
Location: Cheshire East, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Volunteer from your own home
Make regular calls to a Carer allocated to you at an agreed time each week for our Outgoing CHAT line.
Receive calls from Carers during an allocated hour each week for our Incoming CHAT line.
Offer emotional and/or peer support to Carers
Work within the organisation’s policy on confidentiality and safeguarding
No costs incurred

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Willingness to listen to Carers in a non-judgemental way and provide emotional support.
Experience as an unpaid carer is desirable but not essential.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

• Induction and skills training
• 2 x mentoring sessions per year with frequent welfare checks

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding training
Induction training
CHAT Line training