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Volunteers needed for the BSA Helpline

| 19.10.2018

Would you like to join our helpline team?

The BSA Helpline is a vital source of information, support and guidance for people who stammer, worried parents, partners, friends, teachers, health professionals and employers. 

Each year we receive roughly 1,500 calls about everything from how to access therapy to employment rights and making a speech, or from people who just want a listening ear. 

With our BBC Lifeline appeal due to be broadcast on 18th November, we anticipate an increased demand for our services, so we're looking for people to join our helpline team. After a short training period (normally 3 or 4 sessions) where we’ll teach you listening and responding skills, you’ll be able to take calls.

If you're worried about applying because you stammer yourself, don't be - most of our volunteers have a stammer. Equally, you don't have to stammer to apply.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who is available to cover helpline shifts during weekday afternoons. 

For more information please contact Lee at the BSA on lm@stammering.org