Telephone Buddy, Shrewsbury

Posted for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin

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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

Skills

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.

Interests

  • Older People
  • Support Groups

Activities

  • Befriending/Support
  • Mentoring
  • Supporting Charities

Details

No additional details recorded for this opportunity.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 17/06/2016

End Date: 16/12/2016

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

Age Uk Shropshire Telford and Wrekin
3 Mardol Gardens
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1PR

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