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What makes an Oxford Friend Volunteer?

Identifying as LGBTQ+

Good listener

Non-judgemental

Open-minded

We provide, training, supervision and support, and that takes place immediately after you start.

 

Whats Involved?

To be on the helpine on average 2-3 times a month.

Essential that you are able to attend our monthly meetings and supervision held on the first Thursday evening of each month.

All new volunteers undergo initial training session and are supported by an experienced member of the group.

What is the process for applying to become a volunteer?

 

To apply please complete and return the application form using the link at the bottom of the page.

 

The next step is an informal interview, with two of our members, this gives us a chance to learn a little more about you, and for you to quiz us about the group.

After this your interviewers will make a recommendation to the group about whether you should be invited to join us as a trainee. If successful you will be invited to the next monthly meeting.

You will be given training and support in handling calls, emails and facebook messenger.

Assuming everyone has confidence in your ability to provide an appropriate service, you will be welcomed into Oxford Friend as a full member when your training is felt to be completed.

Would you like to know more? Contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions.

You can open or download an application form by clicking on one of the links below and email it to confidential@oxfordfriend.co.uk.

 

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With kind thanks to Oxford City Council for their generous support

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