Call Companion

  • VO91039
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Call companions are volunteers who make regular telephone calls to lonely and isolated, older people. These calls provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people.  The regular, warm, friendly chat and companionship is a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated.

Over time call companions and the older person they are paired with will get to know each other well and together they spend many hours full of fun and laughter, sharing stories as well as vital support over the phone.

Organisation aims and objectives

Re-engage is a committed to tackling the problem of loneliness, one of the most invisible but debilitating issues in society today. Re-engage provide regular Sunday afternoon tea parties for over 70s. Once a month each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer host’s home, where they join a small group for tea, cake and companionship

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for someone who will be passionate about providing support to lonely and isolated older people. who enjoys good conversation and is comfortable making telephones calls and making connections remotely. You should be patient and empathetic. We would ask that they are able to commit to making two to four calls a month.
Travel details: This is a home based role. You will be matched with an older person who may live anywhere across the UK
Minimum age: 18

Last updated 5 months ago