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    • JOB-2701
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      Wanted Volunteers

      RFS are working with the Royal Foundation to find volunteers for their new crisis text line.

      The tides are turning, and people are starting to feel more comfortable talking about their mental health but better tools are needed to help people start a conversation wherever they are, and whenever they need to talk. Powered by hundreds of trained volunteers across the UK, the text line takes people from a moment of crisis to a calm and safe place, where they feel listened to, supported and empowered to take steps to keep themselves safe.

      The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is modelled on the US-based Crisis Text Line, which was launched in August 2013.

      About you:

      The volunteers are supported by clinically-trained supervisors. You will need to be over 18 complete 25 hours of online training and commit to between two and four hours volunteering each week.

      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 p.j’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

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