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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin has a team of volunteers who provide a regular friendly telephone call to older people who would appreciate a friendly chat and enjoy conversation and sharing experiences.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic we are recruiting more Telephone Buddies who are happy to make a regular phone call from home. Telephone Buddies must be able to offer regular contact, be able to speak clearly and communicate well, provide a confidential listening ear and where appropriate provide information about other Age UK services and let us know of any other assistance the older person may require. A completed application form and two references are required for this role. A DBS check is not required.
We have previously a had Telephone Buddy who can come into our offices in Mardol Gardens in Shrewsbury on a Monday morning or Monday afternoon for a couple of hours. You must be flexible to be able to cover either shift as required. Most of our volunteers do one or two duties per month. A completed application form and two references are required for this role. A DBS check is not required.
Appropriate travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Volunteers are supported by an Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Coordinator
Telephone buddies must be able to offer regular weekly or fortnightly contact, be able to speak clearly and communicate well, provide a confidential listening ear and where appropriate provide information about other Age UK services.
- Older People
- Support Groups
- Supporting Charities
No additional details recorded for this opportunity.
When do I need to be available?
Start Date: 17/06/2016
End Date: 16/12/2016
Age Uk Shropshire Telford and Wrekin
3 Mardol Gardens