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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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4th October
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Connections for Life (Telephone Befriending)

4th October to 4th October
Our Connections for Life service entails friendship telephone calls from volunteers to beneficiaries within the RAF community who maybe experiencing loneliness, adapting to life after service or just looking for a general chat.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
We will provide you with all the necessary training so you can rest assured that you will have all the skills you need. As a Connections Volunteer, you will have the support of a dedicated as your point of contact.
An RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.
As part of the RAF Association, our Connections Volunteers offer the vital connection and support our beneficiaries need. In this role, you will make a real difference by helping support a lonely individual via regular telephone calls.
Key Skills description

Patience and Empathy
Friendly nature/rapport
Good listener
Ability to maintain boundaries

What’s in it for you
The opportunity to help members of the RAF community to feel less isolated and lonely and the sense of achievement having done this. It can help enhance your communication and listening skills, be very rewarding and you will gain a new meaningful relationship. Our training course is also accredited and you will recieve a certificate of achievement.

To be over 18 years old
A short completed application form
Proof of ID
Informal interview
On-line training course


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