The Listening Place
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We offer face to face listening and befriending to our suicidal visitors from trained volunteers. If you are warm, caring and empathetic and have the time to offer regular, ongoing, non-judgmental support to our visitors, please get in touch.Listening volunteers provide ongoing face-to-face support to visitors; we are seeking volunteers who are non-judgemental, warm, caring, empathetic and supportive. We are happy to hear from people who want to volunteer in our Kings Cross, Pimlico or Hammersmith sites. We are open seven days a week, 9am to 9pm.The Listening Place asks that all listening volunteers commit to a minimum of one year of volunteering after completing their initial training, with a minimum of a regular four hour shift per fortnight.We know that what we do is not for everyone, so each stage of the application process, from initial application to the completion of training, includes an element of selection. The selective application process consists of:An online application formAn information meetingAn interviewA preparation programme
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Anyone over 18 can apply to volunteer, and no qualifications are necessary. Volunteers should be warm, caring and empathetic and have the time to offer regular, ongoing, non-judgmental support to our visitors.
Further location details may be provided below.
The Listening Place
Hunter Street Health Centre
8 Hunter Street
This location is close to Kings Cross and St Pancras station, close to a lot of bus routes.
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Anyone who is 18 or over can apply to be a volunteer.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.