Befriender (RB)

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To provide emotional support and company to people who are feeling lonely and isolated as a result of COVID-19.

You will be carefully matched with an older person who shares similar interests and hobbies

Offering emotional support, initially through telephone contact once or twice per week, moving on to face to face visits as restrictions ease

Reporting to volunteer coordinator any support needed for the person called

What skills do I need?

Good listening and communication skills.

You will need to have a confident and friendly telephone manner with a clear speaking voice

Enjoy speaking to older people and sharing life experiences

A quiet home environment to make the calls, with no one dependent on your care whilst you are making the calls

Initial commitment of at least 1 hour per week.

Own phone and email address

Posted for
Age Concern Merstham, Redhill & Reigate (RB)

Quick Enquiry


  • Older People


  • No specific activites


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • 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: 09/07/2020

End Date: 28/02/2021

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Availability Details

Flexible arrangement to suit Befriendee / Befriender

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