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.
We are looking for people with the following
Reliable and Trustworthy
Friendly and approachable manner
Good at listening and non-judgemental
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Any call costs incurred with be reimbursed
- 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
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.
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