July 2015.

A letter to anyone thinking about joining Active Listening

A text is 160 characters or less, a tweet is 140 characters or less. The challenge is to describe Active Listening in 150 characters or less.
‘The gentle yet effective act of showing people that they matter by really listening and relevant sign posting. Believing, connecting, transforming.’

AL Sliding ScaleSo you’re thinking of about volunteering for Active Listening but there’s something in the way. How much time will you have to give up? Thankfully, there is an easy answer to this fundamental question. As much or as little as you want. You decide.


People volunteer for Active Listening for many different reasons, but the common denominator is that by giving their time they are helping to improve the lives of some of Northern Irelands most vulnerable people. It can be rewarding and enriching and a way to:

Meet and build relationships with other volunteers;
Use existing skills and learn new skills which could be useful in your career; and
Live out and deepen your faith.

Surprise yourself. Give volunteering a go.