Telephone befrienders

  • VO86631
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Weekly telephone calls to socially isolated or lonely older people

Organisation aims and objectives

The Adult Befriending Service aim is to help people over the age of 60 remain in their own homes independently for longer by having a Befriender visit you or by group befriending. To be referred for 1-1 Befriending • All referrals must be aged 60 or over who are isolated and struggling to maintain life in their own home independently • Older People who have caring responsibilities • Older people in the outer isles who are geographically isolated • Older people with learning disabilities • Older people affected by stigma in a small community We also run many different groups such as adult colouring in, games and a walking group.

Restrictions

Experience required: Good phone manner, good at listening, friendly, patient, dedicated, good with people

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.