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Dialogue Society - Phone Befriender

Details of the Charity:

Our Mission:

The organisation’s mission is to advance social cohesion by connecting communities, empowering people to engage and contributing to the development of ideas on dialogue and community building. The Dialogue Society seeks to contribute to social cohesion at three different levels: directly bringing different social groups together, empowering others to do the same, and contributing to the development of thought on dialogue and community building

Our Vision:

We understand dialogue to consist of meaningful interaction and exchange between people of different groups (social, cultural, political and religious) who come together through various kinds of conversations or activities with a view to increased understanding. We believe dialogue can solve any problem when applied. Therefore, the Dialogue Society envisages getting the patient of dialogue and dialogue to be a tool to strengthen community cohesion.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The project provides over-the-phone befriending service for one hour a week to the individuals who need social support. We will match our volunteers with people who speak the same language and who might share similar interests as them. As the volunteer, your responsibility is to call your befriendee on a weekly basis and have an informal chat with them, get to know each other and befriend one another.

Our volunteers are expected to complete a thorough DBS check and undergo a well-equipped safeguarding training program. Additionally, volunteers are expected to fill a monthly form regarding their experience as a volunteer.

We are expecting our volunteers to commit at least 3 months to this project.

Skills Required:

We are looking for volunteers who are skilled at communication and time-management.

Additional Benefits:

  • Free DBS check & Safeguarding training
  • We could provide reference letters to volunteers who complete at least 3 months working on the project
  • Volunteering Hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?