To be one of our Support Volunteers ask yourself the following questions:
If the answer to these is ‘yes’, then we would love to hear from you.
Being a Support Volunteer is just as important and valuable as being a Listening Volunteer. In order to keep answering calls, Switchboard needs to run efficiently and effectively. Perhaps you have a technical skill, or corporate experience, or have recently been on a course for professional development – and can apply some of those skills and experience to the successful running of Switchboard, now and for the future.
Historically, this has often been a more challenging area for us at Switchboard, so right now we want to actively encourage all of you who want to contribute behind the scenes. Please let us get to know you and the skills you have to offer. We’d be thrilled to welcome you!
All Support Volunteers are taken through an induction process with a mentor to familiarise themselves in how Switchboard operates.
We have currently paused applications for Support Volunteers while we carry out an internal review of our processes. Please check back here in July when we’ll be re-opening applications.