Friendship Callers

  • VO89937
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Having a conversation can have such a positive impact. That’s why we offer a Friendship Service which listens, provides friendship and offers support. We can talk about all sorts, from current interests, hobbies, personal and professional goals, top tier biscuits, time travel – the list is endless!

The role of a Friendship Caller Volunteer is to provide friendship, companionship and a listening ear to people who are 50 and over and would benefit from a weekly chat. We are looking for volunteers who can volunteer 2-3 hours of their time on the same day each week.

Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Including:
*Full training on call-handling and our systems will be available to ensure you’re confident taking your first call!
*In addition, on-going training, support and Age Scotland In-House training will be made available to volunteers.
*If you enjoy a blether over the phone and commit to 2 hours per week on the same day, for 6 months we’d love to hear from you!

All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

For further details please contact Ashley Marr or Sheona Dorrian, Age Scotland Friendship Service Co-Ordinators at E Mail: ashley.marr@agescotland.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that people can love later life.

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
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Flexible times available. All help is greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Travel details: Our Friendship Calls take place via the internet, this means that if you have an internet-capable device (laptop, table, smart phone etc.) and headphones, getting started is easy no matter where you’re based.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. General call-handling and training on our systems will be provided, with ongoing training and support. In addition, volunteer’s are entitled to attend Age Scotland In-House training, for example CPD accredited Dementia Awareness workshops.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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