Vital telephone helpers needed to support bereavement charity

What is the role: Telephone helper – helpline operates take referrals for support and answer queries from clients and volunteer counsellors

Who is the role for: Oxfordshire Cruse Bereavement Care

When does the volunteering take place: Weekday mornings, 10am – 1pm

Where does the volunteering take place: Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH

What is involved: This role will provide you with a range of admin experience. As a telephone helper you will answer telephone calls to our helpline, log calls, take referrals, complete referral forms either by hand or on a pc, and help with photocopying and filing. You will also take queries from clients and volunteer counsellors and forward telephone messages.

Because of the nature of our work the ideal person for this role will be warm and empathic and able to sit with strong emotions, client’s in distress and difficult situations on the phone.

Why you should sign up: The role is extremely rewarding as you will be helping very vulnerable people. We provide excellent training and further development opportunities. We have a large team of volunteers and  hold regular training and social events.

Skills required for this role: This role requires empathy and kindness and a non-judgemental attitude. Clear spoken English and either clear written English or the ability to use a computer to fill in a form online.

Due to the nature of this role a DBS check and character references are required. Travel expenses will be paid.

How to find out more: Please ontact 01865 202242 or oxfordcruse@yahoo.co.uk