Re-engage

Charity registered in Scotland SC039377

Re-engage exists to support older people who live alone and find it hard to get out in normal times. The Covid-19 crisis is particularly devastating for these people and many are feeling incredibly vulnerable, especially those with few family members or friends to talk to.
In response to the crisis we’ve suspended our regular social gatherings and, with the help of our dedicated volunteers, have set up a UK-wide call companions service. Older people who are feeling alone can receive a regular friendly phone call throughout the crisis and beyond, for as long as they want it.
No one should have to face this crisis alone. We won’t leave anyone behind.


Current opportunities

Re-engage exists to support older people who live alone and find it hard to get out in normal times. Call Companions is a telephone befriending service providing regular chats to older people, often living on their own and with little social interaction, launched in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Our call companion coordinators are volunteers, over the age of 18, who oversee a small group of around six call companions and the older people they speak to on a regular basis. As the call companion coordinator, you will be the main point of contact for everyone in your group. You will be in touch regularly with both the volunteers and the older people, making sure they have all the support and information they need to make or receive their regular calls and responding to any queries or concerns. You will keep the team at Re-engage updated and submit a monthly report. This is challenging but rewarding role that makes a big difference in the lives of people experiencing loneliness. Arranging the first call companion calls for your group is likely to take several hours of your time; once your group is up and running, however, you will be volunteering for around two hours per month. This is a long-term voluntary role, so we are ideally looking for individuals who are able to commit to volunteering with us for at least 12 months. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by a member of staff for an informal interview. We then complete an ID check and ask you for 2 references.

Re-engage exists to support older people who live alone and find it hard to get out in normal times. Call Companions is a telephone befriending service providing regular chats to older people, often living on their own and with little social interaction, launched in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Our call companion coordinators are volunteers, over the age of 18, who oversee a small group of around six call companions and the older people they speak to on a regular basis. As the call companion coordinator, you will be the main point of contact for everyone in your group. You will be in touch regularly with both the volunteers and the older people, making sure they have all the support and information they need to make or receive their regular calls and responding to any queries or concerns. You will keep the team at Re-engage updated and submit a monthly report. This is challenging but rewarding role that makes a big difference in the lives of people experiencing loneliness.