Morning Caller

  • VO83327
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

The Morning Call service gives a short check in call, currently Monday to Friday, to vulnerable and lonely adults with an aim of helping them feel more connected, safer and valued. Where requested, reminders are provided.

• Can you spare an hour or two between 8am and 11am, one or more mornings a week?
• Do you have access to a phone?
• Do you have internet access?
• Do you like to have a chat?

We are looking for volunteers to make morning calls. This involves calling individuals at home to say “Hi, how are you?” and pass on reminders as required, this is followed by completing an online monitoring form for each call. Each call takes just a couple of minutes including monitoring.

Full training is provided and staff are always on hand to offer support, we cover out of pocket expenses as per our company policy.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dial-OP is a community project which offers a lifeline to many lonely and isolated adults in Dundee. With the help of volunteers, Dial-OP provides information, connectivity and reassurance through our three service activities; Morning Call, Blether Buddies and the Information Line. Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the delivery and success of the project, and are supported by a small team of paid staff.

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
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Morning Calls are made Monday to Friday between 8am and 11am. Volunteers can choose when they are available and for how long during this time.

Frequency and commitment details

Morning Calls are made Monday to Friday between 8am and 11am. Volunteers can choose when they are available and for how long during this time.

Restrictions

Experience required: Good communication and basic computer skills would be good but training is provided.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We can arrange for potential volunteers to listen into a few morning calls.
Training details: Training can be done online or we can arrange in the office.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer