The Rainbow Phone – Norway
The Rainbow Phone: Facilitateing phone conversations with, and counteracting loneliness among, adult gay people (lesbians, gays, bi/pan, intersex or transgender folks).
The project exists because we all can feel a sense of loneliness and isolation when we get older – and especially now that the Covid-19 pandemic is isolating us more than usual.
As a volunteer caller you get connected with one or more people who wants a phone friend. The goal of the Rainbow Phone in Norway is to facilitate conversations with and to counteract loneliness among adult gay people (lesbians, gays, bi / pan, intersex or transgender people).
As a volunteer in the Rainbow Phone you can contribute and make a difference in people’s lives.
All people in Norway can become volunteer rainbow phone friends. As a volunteer in the Rainbow phone friend project you do not need to be a trained therapist, social worker or helper.
You are a person who is good to talk to, who can listen and has the desire and opportunity to commit to conducting training with us in Queer friends, and conduct regular conversations every week with your assigned phone friend(s).
The Rainbow Phone – Sign up to get a rainbow friend
We humans need social contact, and a rainbow friend who calls once or twice a week can be appreciated by many – and needed – especially as we get older.
The Rainbow Phone project in Norway exists because we all can feel a sense of loneliness and isolation at times – especially now that the Covid-19 pandemic is isolating many people more than usual.
The goal of the Rainbow Phone is to facilitate conversations with and to counteract loneliness among adult gay people (lesbians, gays, bi / pan, intersex or transgender people).
Would you like to have a phone friend call you for a good 20-minute conversation about once or twice a week? Then, pleas join us!
All queer adults in Norway can sign up for a rainbow telephone friend.
The first step in the process leading to you getting av friend is to register by clicking on the button «Sign up to recive a rainbow friend» and answer a few questions.
Then you will be contacted by project staff in the Rainbow telephone for follow-up conversation.
About The Rainbow Phone
Regnbuetelefonen: The Rainbow Phone is operated in collaboration by Skeiv Verden – local department Oslo and Viken (Queer World in Norway – local department), Association for Transgender People in Norway (Forbundet for Transpersoner i Norge) , HivNorway (HivNorge), Norway Bears (Den Norske Bamseklubben) and FRI – The Norwegian Organization for Sexual and Gender Diversity – local department, FRI Oslo and Viken.
In the collaboration on the Rainbow Phone project, we call ourselves Queer friends. You can become part of Quuer friends by joining as a volunteer. Whether you are a member or not does not matter. The most important thing is that you contribute.
Contact Queer friends:
Forbundet for Transpersoner i Norge
Help us make the Rainbow Phone known
The rainbow Phone: Counteracting loneliness among adult gay people (lesbians, gays, bi / pan, intersex or transgender people).
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