Call Companion

As a call companion, you will make regular telephone calls to a lonely and isolated older person. These calls provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated.

Over time, you and the older person you have been matched with will get to know each other well and together you will spend many hours full of fun, laughter and stories.

You will need one reference and to complete an ID check for this role.

Tasks include:

  • Calling the older person you have been matched with two to four times per month at an agreed time
  • Following the guidance in your call companion training modules to ensure that your calls are enjoyable, appropriate and in line with our charitable aims
  • Letting Re-engage know if you have any concerns

Skills

  • Good conversation skills
  • An enthusiasm for speaking on the phone and making connections remotely
  • A friendly, empathetic approach
  • The ability to really listen to people
  • Patience
  • A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people
  • The ability to volunteer as part of a mutually supportive team of call companions
  • Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use email)

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 17/03/2023

End Date: 29/03/2025

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Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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