Volunteer counsellor role Can you spare some time to listen to children who need our help?

Man listening to phoneChildline is a vital service available 365 days a year to support children and young people, whatever their worry or concern.

As a volunteer counsellor, you'll be trained and develop the skills needed to offer comfort, support and practical advice to the many young people and children who call us for help.

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What our volunteers say

"The most rewarding part of the role for me is that I know I have made a difference to a child's life."

How to play your part

You'll need to be available:

  • to take part in 51 hours of initial training and mentoring
  • for one 4 and a 1/4 hour shift a week at the same time each week for a minimum commitment of 1 year
  • to attend regular volunteer workshops

You'll need to be the kind of person who:

  • is a good listener
  • can identify and deal with stress
  • is able to engage and empathise with people and the problems or concerns they may have without judgement
  • has a good level of IT skills or is willing to learn

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Expert training and a supportive network to help you develop new skills and play your part.
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If you have any questions about a role or the training provided, get in touch.

0121 227 7577

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