Volunteer application form

We are seeking volunteers who are non-judgemental, warm, caring, reliable, empathetic and supportive. Listening Volunteers provide confidential ongoing face-to-face support to visitors; Helping Volunteers provide support to the shift, greet visitors and undertake a variety of admin and other tasks.

Please complete as much as possible or appropriate.
(Please note that compulsory fields are marked by a red asterix.)
  • Listening volunteers provide ongoing face-to-face support to visitors; we are seeking volunteers who are non-judgemental, warm, caring, empathetic and supportive. Helping volunteers provide support to the shift, greet visitors and undertake a variety of admin and other tasks.
  • If you are not in paid work and receiving benefits, you may need to inform the DSS, please visit Visit www.gov.uk for more advice and support.
  • Other - please specify
  • The Listening Place requires all listening volunteers to commit to one year of volunteering and all helping volunteers to commit to six months of volunteering after their initial training, with a minimum commitment of a regular four hour shift per fortnight.
  • As The Listening Place works with a vulnerable client group it is not exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Anyone who wishes to volunteer is asked to agree to an enhanced disclosure.
  • Guidelines can be downloaded at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. The Listening Place will not discriminate against people with convictions unless they are particularly relevant to the position.There is a three month notice period for listening volunteers and a one month notice period for helping volunteers.
  • Referees

  • Please give the names and addresses of two referees. They should be people who know you well (but are not family) and, if possible one should be a professional or work related contact.
  • If you heard about The Listening Place from one of our visitors, or you are connected to someone who has received support from The Listening Place, we would prefer you did not use that person as one of your referees.
  • Emergency contact

  • Next of kin details for contact in an emergency situation: