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Telephone Befriender

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Have you found that lockdown has shown how important the company of others can be? Are you eager to make a difference but don't have the time to commit to anything face to face? Then telephone befriending could be for you. We are currently seeking volunteer befrienders to provide company through conversation for some of our most isolated service users. Just a simple chat could make the world of difference in providing variety to someone’s week and helping them feel less alone. Role requires: 2 references.

Skills

You will be matched with an appropriate person and required to call them once a week to check in and have a friendly chat. Full training and support provided. Use of your own phone is required. However, we will never pass on your contact details to our service users – leaving you fully in control.

Details

  • DBS check required

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

When do I need to be available?

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Time commitment: once a week at a mutually convenient time for both you and your visually impaired match.

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Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Supporting People and Befriending

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