For current volunteers

Please see here our latest update on our work during the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

Giving phone support 

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not currently possible to visit Brook House or Tinsley House. We have produced a phone support guidance document, that you can find here. It’s the first chapter of our learning on phone support and open to all of you to add to, from your experience as visitors offering phone support.

 

Every time you encounter a new situation or a new learning opportunity for us all, please share it and if you send it to Daniel, it’ll be added to our notes. We love advice sheets that don’t ossify but grow with our combined learning. View the Phone Support notes here.

 

Upcoming visitor group meetings

All Visitor Support Group meetings are currently via Zoom – please contact the office for info

Reigate: 13 July at 2:30pm

Horsham: 20 July at 7:15pm

Crawley: 27 Juy at 5:30pm

Oxted: 27 July at 12:30pm

Brighton: 4 August at 6pm 

Upcoming training

This will be updated with upcoming trainings as they arise.

Upcoming walks

Walks have been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. Call us on 01293 657070 or email us at refugeetales@gdwg.org.uk for more information.  

Volunteer Expense Claim Form

Please click here to download the expense claim form.  Please complete, sign, and return to Marygold or Anna by email or post.

Volunteer Feedback - For GDWG Visitors Only

Did you keep in touch between visits (by phone, text or email)?

Do you think the person you visited experienced feelings of loneliness or isolation whilst in detention?

If so, do you think your contact helped to alleviate their loneliness or isolation?

Do you think the person you visited experienced feelings of anxiety or depression whilst in detention?

If yes, do you think your contact with the detainee helped to alleviate either anxiety or depression?

Which language did you mainly speak during visits?

Have you noticed any improvement in their level of English over the course of your visits?

Did you provide any additional support to the person you visited?

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Volunteer Feedback - For GDWG Visitors: Phone support

Did you keep in touch between weekly phone calls (by text or email)?

Do you think the person you visited experienced feelings of loneliness or isolation whilst in detention?

If so, do you think your contact helped to alleviate their loneliness or isolation?

Do you think the person you visited experienced feelings of anxiety or depression whilst in detention?

If yes, do you think your contact with the detainee helped to alleviate either anxiety or depression?

Which language did you mainly speak during conversations?

Have you noticed any improvement in their level of English over the course of your support?

Did you provide any additional support to the person you visited?

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