Group Call Companion Co-ordinator Volunteer

  • VO84481
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

The group call companion co-ordinators are the main point of contact for a group of our call
companion volunteers and the older people they speak to on a regular basis. Our coordinators
are a critical part of the Re-engage team, ensuring that their group of call companions have
the support and necessary information to make regular calls to older people. The co-ordinator
works alongside Re-engage staff to match the older people (older call companions) and
volunteer call companions in their group and ensures that volunteers understand their roles
and responsibilities.
As a co-ordinator you will spend a few hours each month talking with your call companions
and relaying update information to the charity updating Re-engage. You'll receive training,
support, and regular communications from the charity and share information with your team
of callers. Being a co-ordinator for Re-engage is a fulfilling and enjoyable role. Just a few hours a month
from you can make all the difference of the lives of lonely older people.

Organisation aims and objectives

Re-engage exist to bring older people together into social groups at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. Last year, nearly 7,000 older guests were part of over 900 groups across the UK, supported by 12,000 volunteers.

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Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and who: - has great administration skills and lT literacy - is comfortable making telephones calls and making connections remotely - has a friendly, empathetic approach - is a good listener - is patient - has a good sense of humour You'll be passionate about providing support to lonely and isolated older people.

Last updated a month 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.