Enjoy chatting, why not become a Telephone Befriender?

Becoming a telephone befriender for Community First can help tackle isolation and loneliness during the Covid-19 pandemic especially for housebound people and those who are self-isolating.

Telephone befriending volunteers phone the person (client) to check-in and chat on a regularly weekly basis to provide emotional and social support to an individual/s who are feeling isolated due to the Coronavirus.

What we will provide to support you

A Safeguarding briefing.

A key contact you can ring if you need any help or have any queries.

Ongoing support



We are looking for people with the following qualities:

Reliable and Trustworthy

Friendly and approachable manner

Good at listening and non-judgemental


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Call costs can be reimbursed if required
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/06/2020

End Date: 11/06/2021

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

Availability Details

Flexible to meet your requirements. Working from home. Ideally volunteers will call the person/s once a week for approximately 30 minutes to be agreed by both parties.

Before you can register your interest in this opportunity you must either login or register as a volunteer.

You will be returned to this page.



Register as a Volunteer
Website Feedback Please complete our short survey