Rainbow Call Companion Co-ordinator

  • VO91937
  • Home-based volunteering


As a rainbow call companion coordinator, you will be a member of the LGBT+ community who wants to support older LGBT+ people. You will be the main point of contact for the rainbow call companions and older people in your group. Our rainbow call companion coordinators are a vital part of the Re-engage team, ensuring that their group of rainbow call companions have all the support and information they need to make regular friendship calls to older people. This is a challenging and rewarding role which might be a bit busy to begin with but will take up less of your time once your group is fully up and running. You’ll be checking in with your group members once a month, and you’ll conduct a short wellbeing questionnaire with the older people in the group every six months. You will need two references and to complete an ID check for this role. Tasks include: Setting up the first rainbow call companion calls for your group by getting in touch with the rainbow call companions and older people. Checking in with the older people in your group once they have had their first rainbow call companion call. Keeping in regular contact with your team of rainbow call companions and sharing any updates from Re-engage that are relevant to them. Responding to any issues and queries from the rainbow call companions and older people in your group.

Organisation aims and objectives

Reengage (formerly Contact the Elderly) is a national charity and organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for people over 75 who live alone with little or no support from family and friends. One Sunday afternoon a month volunteers use their car to take older members to and from a volunteer host’s home for tea, cake and companionship. Hosts take it in turn to welcome the small group of older people and volunteer drivers into their home for a few hours.











Experience required: Our rainbow volunteers identify as members of the LGBT+ community
Minimum age: 18

Last updated 5 months ago