New volunteer befriending opportunity!

Staying Well are looking to recruit new Volunteer Telephone Befrienders! If you are friendly, chatty and would like to give some time to make a regular call and brighten someone’s day then this is the perfect opportunity for you. The commitment can be as little as half an hour a week and the difference you can make to someone’s life is immeasurable. If you would like to know more get in touch on 01422 392708 or drop us an email at stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk.  

We will invite you along to an online Info Session to say a friendly hello and take you through the ins and outs of coming on board.

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a volunteer befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely. Volunteering can give a great sense of purpose and reward. It’s one of your 5 Ways to Wellbeing and can also help you keep to your own routine, feel fulfilled and be more connected with your community.  

Volunteer and join a team of befrienders

Chibs logoCalderdale Help in Bereavement Service is a small local charity offering support to people with issues relating to bereavement and they are looking for befriending volunteers to join their rapidly expanding service.

Apply now to join the next comprehensive training sessions commencing October 2015

CHIBS fully trained volunteers provide an invaluable service for the people of Calderdale and receive extensive ongoing support and training along with the opportunities to attend social events.

Request an Application Pack by calling 07921 879853 or email recruitment@chibs.org.uk  or visit www.chibs.org.uk for further information.

Please note that DBS Checks are carried out on all applicants.

Befriending/Listening Project – FREE training

St George’s Community Trust are looking to set up a local community befriending scheme in North Halifax to promote neighbourliness and help tackle the growing issues regarding isolation and loneliness.

Do you have a couple of hours to spare where you could visit someone in their own home or take them along to an activity or group near you or could you listen for an hour a week to someone just off loading any issues they have?

If yes, we are holding FREE training throughout March 2015 to teach you how to listen effectively to what people are actually saying.

  • Tuesday 10 March – 5pm to 6.30pm or 6.30pm to 8pm – listening skills
  • Saturday 14 March – 10.00am to 12pm (Breakfast included) – Listening training
  • Tuesday 24 March  – 5.00pm to 6.30 pm or 6.30pm to 8pm – listening skills

If you are interested contact Lisa on 01422 353613 or text 07903859595 or email lisa@sgct.org.uk

Are you really listening? Listening Project training

St George’s Community Trust Community Befriending Scheme in North Halifax promotes neighbourliness and helps to tackle the growing issues of isolation and loneliness.

Listening Project training

Do you have a couple of hours to spare where you could visit someone in their own home or take them along to an activity or group near you? 

Could you listen for an hour a week to someone who just really needs to talk?

Because every good conversation starts with good listening…

Get some FREE training in how to listen effectively to what people are actually saying. By attending you are not signing up to anything!

  • Tuesday 10 March 2015 – for those who have already completed the training to practice their listening skills.  2 sessions: 5pm – 6.30pm OR 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 14 March 2015 – Listening training. 10am – 12pm (breakfast included)
  • Tuesday 24 March 2015 – for those who have already completed the training to practice their listening skills.  2 sessions: 5pm – 6.30pm OR 6.30pm – 8pm

For more information please contact Lisa on 07903859595.