We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new volunteer service which could support you in your volunteering role: Leeds COVID-19 Volunteers Support Line.
We know that the COVID crisis has affected all of us in different ways, and in volunteering to support others, you have been able to give something positive back to your community in these uncertain times. But we know that as volunteers, you may also be in need of support to talk about your experiences of volunteering during the crisis.
To help with this, a group of new volunteers have come together managed by Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (which runs Connect, Dial House and Dial House @ Touchstone). These volunteers will be on hand seven days a week from 9am – 6pm from this week onwards.
- The helpline is open to all people involved in front line COVID-19 volunteering in Leeds.
- The helpline offers a listening / debrief service to talk about anything related to your front line volunteering experiences and feelings.
- It’s there for volunteers to talk about anything that’s been on their minds since they started volunteering — we have all been through a stressful, unprecedented time, and talking about your experiences is proven to offset the effects of psychological trauma. Even talking about the good stuff can help.
If you’d like to talk to one of the volunteers please all 0113 483 0888.
Calls can last up to 50 minutes and are guided by what you need to talk about. Whilst they get completely up and running and fully staffed, there will be an answerphone in case no one is available to pick up your call – please bear with them and do call back later if they are not available.