Shout - Volunteering Opportunities

SHOUT - VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Nationwide

Who we are

Shout is the UK's first free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. This is a place to go if you're experiencing a personal crisis, unable to cope and need immediate help. This is a completely new type of volunteering.

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Description

Shout is the UK's first free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The service is anonymous and off bill. It is powered by a nationwide team of Crisis Volunteers, supported by expert Clinical Supervisors. This is a place to go if you're experiencing a personal crisis, unable to cope and need immediate help. This is a completely new type of volunteering.

We're giving you the chance to: 

  • Have an impact on people’s lives and make a difference by resolving crises
  • Learn communication, problem solving and crisis management skills recognised by employers, unis and colleges as essential skills
  • Enjoy being part of a pioneering team
  • Volunteer the way you want – from home in your pj's, in the office or with a group of friends 
  • Access ongoing professional development with a dedicated Coach

But, being a Crisis Volunteer isn't for everyone.

You need to: 

  • Be over 18 - Be resilient and mentally robust to help people in distress
  • Commit to 25 hours of online training and then fulfil 200 total hours of volunteering; that’s 2 – 4 hours volunteering per week
  • Have empathy and be able to be objective
  • Put your own personal views to one side to help the texter
  • Have a secure web connection, laptop/computer and access to a quiet place
  • Be able to volunteer from the UK
  • Provide 2 referees and consent to undergo a background check
  • If you’re looking to be a UK Shout Crisis Volunteer to help people in crisis, you’re in the right place.

Contact Details

Contact name: Visit our website to sign up

Email address: info@giveusashout.org

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Nationwide




Published: 09 August 2019