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Talk and Support LGBTQ+ Telephone Group Facilitator

Talk and Support LGBTQ+ Telephone Group Facilitator

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Summary

The LGBTQ+ Telephone Group is a chance for blind and partially sighted people who identify as being a part of the LGBTQ+ community to come together

Detailed description

The LGBTQ+ Telephone Group is a chance for blind and partially sighted people who identify as being a part of the LGBTQ+ community to come together for mutual friendship and support. The facilitator is a pivotal role within the group ensuring the group runs smoothly and that everybody has a chance to contribute to the group conversation as well as ensuring everybody’s welfare and flagging up any potential safeguarding concerns. You should either be a part of the LGBTQ+ community or be a strong ally who is committed to helping provide a safe space for participants to come together to share their experiences. You will be: Helping to ensure that participants feel comfortable and facilitate discussion. Helping group participants to feel safe to be in the group and to enable them to join in the group discussion each month. Looking after participant welfare within the group and flagging any welfare or safeguarding concerns to Talk and Support for follow up.


How often will I be needed?

  • 2 Hours per Month


Key requirements

  • 2 references


Who this opportunity will suit

Minimum age

  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply


What skills and experience are needed?

  • Approachable & empathetic nature
  • Comfortable talking over the telephone
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to treat information confidentially
  • You will need to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community or be an ally of the community and committed to ensuring participant safety in the group.


What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Royal National Institute of Blind People - RNIB

RNIB, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, is the UK's leading sight loss charity. We offer practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people, their families and carers. We raise awareness of the experiences of blind and partially sighted people and campaign for change to make our society more accessible for all. We want to change our world so there are no barriers to people with sight loss.