Silver Circle Facilitator

The Silver Line (Brighton and Hove)

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“Loneliness is not having anyone to tell that you are lonely”

Janet, Silver Liner

By volunteering as a Silver Circle Facilitator you will support a weekly telephone friendship group – a Silver Circle – for up to 6 older people each week. 

Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. Through this role you will be helping us support the 1,000s of older people who use our service each week and ensuring we continue to reach out to those most in need.


“Just speaking to someone helps me cope a little better…”

 David, Silver Liner

This is a volunteer role that you undertake from home. Volunteers will need to have excellent skills in managing group dynamics and have a desire to support older people through encouraging and facilitating friendly discussions.

All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to facilitate the call on the same day and time each week between 8am and 8pm Monday - Friday. 


“I love listening to the wonderful conversations the Silver Liners have in their groups. They share life experiences, what they have been up to during the week and lots more!”

Tess, Silver Circle Facilitator

 See how The Silver Line makes a big difference search 'The Silver Line' on YouTube.

Skills

To be a Silver Circle Facilitator you will need:

·         To be aged 18 and over

·         Access to the internet and an email account

·         A UK, Channel Isles, or Isle of Man, telephone (we cannot facilitate calls from other countries)

·         To be able to commit to a call of approximately 60 minutes, at the same time and day each week, for up to a year

·         To be able manage group dynamics and enjoy facilitating a group call

Benefits

As a Silver Circle Facilitator you will:

·         Enhance your communication skills

·         Develop your active listening skills

·         Develop your management of group dynamics

·         Support vulnerable older people

·         Truly make a difference to people’s lives - and maybe even your own too!

Practical Considerations

To be a Silver Circle Facilitator you will need:

·         Access to the internet and an email account

·         A UK, Channel Isles, or Isle of Man, telephone (we cannot facilitate calls from other countries)

·         To be able to commit to a call of approximately 60 minutes, at the same time and day each week, for up to a year

·         To be able manage group dynamics and enjoy facilitating a group call

When do I need to be available?

Start Date 04/10/2018
End Date 04/10/2020
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