We have a variety of organisations looking for Volunteer Telephone Befrienders aged 18+. There are lots of older people and people with disabilities within our communities who would love some social interaction but are unable to go out or are too afraid to go out.
Could you spare anything from ½ hour to 1 hour each week to spend time in conversation with an older person?
You will be helping to provide companionship and reducing the social isolation that many find themselves in, more so during Covid-19.
For some people a telephone chat may be their only interaction.
Time commitment: A suggested weekly time commitment is ½ - 1 hour, negotiable with the organisation
Expenses reimbursed: Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.
Training provided: Full training is provided.
Selection procedures: An informal discussion, application form completion, references and a disclosure and baring check will be required (cost met by organisation).