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Telephone Befriender

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If you have at least an hour a week available, enjoy talking to people, and listening to their life stories, please consider becoming a telephone befriender.

As a volunteer telephone befriender, you will be matched with a person who is currently experiencing loneliness and isolation. Your role as a befriender is to contact them on a regular basis, on a time that suits you both, and provide some much needed social conversation. 

Many of our volunteers experience the joy of making new friendships, sharing memories and knowing they are giving back to their local community. 


No formal qualifications are required. 

We are looking for people who are good listeners, enjoy talking to people and have a sense of humour. 


  • Accessibility
    Extremely accessible
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Written role description


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

When do I need to be available?

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Availability Details

This is an extremely flexible volunteering role that will fit into any work or home life commitments.

Register your Interest


  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People


  • Supporting People and Befriending

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