We need volunteers from all walks of life to support members of the community with low-level mental health problems through our Rapha Listening Service. The shortage of male volunteers is particularly acute – many of our male service users express a preference to talk to another man and we are not currently able to meet this need for everyone.

What would you do as a listening volunteer?
Your role will be to let service users talk through their feelings and experiences without judgement or telling them what to do. So the key qualities we look for in our volunteers is compassion and a non-judgemental attitude.

Are sessions face to face?
Our service is being delivered over the phone, so it doesn’t matter where you live.

How much time will I need to give?
After training, we ask for a minimum of 1 hour a week.

What support and training will I receive?
You will receive full training from a third-party specialist organisation called Acorn and ongoing support from our staff team.

Our initial training sessions occur via Zoom and are usually held on two consecutive mornings, (10am to 12.30pm). Therefore, you will need to attend both sessions.

Volunteers will be given a mobile phone and expenses will be paid.

How do I apply?
Visit our website here to express your interest in the role. You will then be contacted by a member of staff. All applicants will need to attend an interview and they will be CBS checked. If successful, training and induction must be completed before you can begin in your role.

Contact details
If you have any questions please contact Calis, our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 0777 668 6855 or email [email protected]  Calis is part-time and works Tuesday to Thursday.