Are you experiencing the effects of loneliness and social isolation because of the Coronavirus?

Or, would you welcome the friendly voice of someone at the other end of the phone to help you practice your English conversation skills?

A group of volunteers from Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) have come together and are here for you.

We would like to support clients of MRSN and our partner agencies to ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support. We don’t ask for anything in return, we just believe in being a friendly voice at the other end of the phone. 

Our volunteers at MRSN and are known to us and we will interview interested new volunteers. Either way all volunteers will be required to complete an application form and agree to specific personal safety checks.

Disclaimer

We are not experts on Coronavirus and can only offer help within reason. We will direct you to the government & public health websites. If you need medical advice, please use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19, or if you have no internet access, call NHS 111 from your phone. In a medical emergency, dial 999.

If you need support

Please email jennifer@mrsn.org.uk  and put “I NEED HELP” in the subject box. In your email please provide your name and a phone number and we will call you back to get further details from you.

Give support as a volunteer

If you are already a registered volunteer with MRSN and would like to volunteer for this scheme please click the Existing Volunteers button below to complete a registration form. We will get back to you within 48 hours.

If you are not known to us and would like to volunteer for this scheme or any other volunteer opportunities with MRSN, please click the New volunteers button to complete the volunteer application form. We will get back in touch within 48hours.