Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Helpline Volunteer Vacancy

Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland are recruiting Helpline Volunteers!

o Ever thought of helping people, but not sure what you could do?

o Do you enjoy chatting and listening to people, and providing emotional support?

o Do you have a few hours a week to spare to help others?

Every year thousands of older people are abused.
As a Helpline Volunteer, you can make a real difference in an older person’s life.

Our helpline provides free, confidential information, advice and support to victims of elder abuse, as well as others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

If the following apply, then we want to hear from YOU:

  • you are aged 18 or over
  • you enjoy working with older people
  • you have good communication skills
  • you can build a rapport with older people, and/or people in distress
  • you want to help victims of elder abuse and can give advice, support or just be someone who can listen

Our Helpline volunteers are home based, but will also meet regularly as a team. Each Helpline shift will be between 2 and 4 hours on one day per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Benefits of volunteering with us:

  • Be part of a dedicated team working towards an end to elder abuse
  • Connect with people in your community
  • Learn new skills through ongoing training, with certificates provided
  • Ongoing support and guidance from staff and other volunteers
  • Out of pocket expenses

Please click on the links for the following downloads:

Application FormPerson Specification
Helpline Volunteer Role Description
Self Declaration Form

For more information and an application form, please contact:
Deborah McCready – Services Coordinator, Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland
E: T: 07375377605

Closing date for applications – 16th December 2016

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