As people get older, some may find they spend more time on their own. They can sometimes feel lonely, boring and lacking in social interaction.
Our Volunteer Check in and Chat service is for older people so they can enjoy chatting with someone over the phone, all in the comfort of their own home with a 30 minute chat at a time which suits both volunteer and older person. You will be matched with a person who has similar interests to you.
As a Check in and Chat volunteer you can make a difference to the wellbeing of an older person's life. 30 minutes a week at your convenience at an agreed time with your elderly telephone friend.
Making time for a 30 minute call at a mutually agreed day and time each week. Being kind a respectful to your telephone friend.
A commitment to volunteering with us for several months or longer. Agreeing to our volunteering terms and conditions.
Excellent listening skills
Have empathy for older people
The ability to value and respect others' opinions and beliefs
You enjoy a good phone call
You have patience, empathy and understanding
Making time for a 30 minute call at a mutually agreed day and time each week.
Submit a quick enquiry to express your interest in this opportunity.