Volunteers needed for 24/7 NSPCC helpline in Salford

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Childline, the NSPCC’s flagship helpline for children in desperate need, needs more volunteers at its Salford office.

The Childline service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help.

The free helpline also provides adults with a place they can get advice and support, share their concerns about
 a child or get general information about child protection.

The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Childline volunteers are trained to develop the skills needed to offer comfort, support and practical advice to many young people and children who call the service for help. There are currently more than 100 but more are needed to keep the service running. Two information evenings are being held to recruit more.

Lindsay Marston, volunteer co-ordinator for Childline in Manchester said: “The meetings are a fantastic opportunity for you to find out about our volunteering roles, from the application process through to what it is like to be a volunteer at Childline. You can meet some of our staff and volunteers and ask any questions that you might have.

“The meetings are designed to help you decide whether you want to apply.”

The meetings will be held at the Salford Childline base at Quays Reach on Carolina Way, Salford on Monday 17th September and Wednesday 17th October from 6:30 until 8:30pm.

To book a place email childlinemanchestervolunteer@nspcc.org.uk

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