Please note, there is a separate application process to become a Trustee of Listening Ear, please follow this link for more information.

The process for all other volunteering applications is as follows:

  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Scoring of the form by the services manager
  • Informal interview with the services manager

There is no specific timeline for Associate Counsellor or Placement Counsellor applications, so please submit these at any time. 

For all other volunteering roles, we accept applications at any time.

To apply to become a Listening Ear Volunteer, please download the form below, complete it and return it to us. Please state clearly which volunteering opportunity that you are interested in applying for.  If you have any queries, please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

If your application is successful following interview, having a current DBS really helps. If you don’t have a current DBS this isn’t a problem - we will apply for one on your behalf - but please be aware that it can take as long as a couple of months to come through.

All volunteers are required to attend annual mandatory safeguarding and child protection training and a whole team development day.

We look forward to receiving your application!