This is a sponsored post on behalf of Get Connected.
Could you give 4 hours a week to talk to scared and unhappy young people? As a volunteer on Get Connected’s helpline, you could be there for young people when nobody else is.
Get Connected is a charity that runs a free confidential helpline service for young people under 25. They’re based in Baker Street, central London, and help young people by phone, text, email and webchat. They’re there for absolutely any issue, and most commonly hear about relationships, bullying, homelessness and depression.
Helpline Volunteers offer non-judgemental emotional support, and connect young people to vital further help. As a Helpline Volunteer, you could be the missing link between a vulnerable young person and the help they need, whether that’s an advice service, support group or sometimes even a bed for the night.
No experience is necessary, and you could make a real difference to young people’s lives:
“I felt so scared when I picked up the phone but the man was so friendly and I relaxed immediately. Afterwards I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted.”
Full training and support is provided, and it’s flexible in terms of the times you do each week. There are also plenty of socials!
To get started, check out the info pack here. To apply, just fill out the application form on there and somebody from Get Connected will contact you to chat about next steps. If you have any questions not answered in the pack, please call 020 7009 2500.