Organisation

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

3-5 Frederick Street

Hindley

WN2 3BD

 

Role and Opportunity Details 

Local carers, looking after their loved ones, often feel lonely and isolated , particularly during this time. Carers Wellbeing Phone befriending volunteers offer weekly phone calls to carers who feel lonely or isolated to offer a listening ear, support , chat or reminisce. We need more volunteers to enable us to support more carers, this could be based at the Carers Centre or from your own home. Equipment, training for this and expenses are provided.

 

Specific Skills Required

Volunteers will need empathy with others, a non judgmental approach, understanding of what unpaid carers many face and be confident speaking with others by phone or zoom.

 

Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

In turn , you will gain insight into supporting families, use your skills to support local people and work as part of our team. maybe you want to keep busy, build up your skills or meet others. out of pocket expenses and training and support.

 

Level of commitment required 

Ongoing opportunity

 

Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10002 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).