At Independent Age, we believe in the power of a good chat. We have volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales, developing bonds of friendship with older people who’d like a bit more company, putting the world to rights chatting away on the phone.
“We are telephone friends from different backgrounds yet we get on so well.”
How it works
- Sign up and have a good conversation with an older person for a minimum of 12 months. As you’ll be chatting over the phone, they might be living anywhere in the UK.
- You agree the best time with the older person for regular telephone calls. The more flexible you can be, the quicker we can match you both.
- We’ll give you all the training and support you need and there will be opportunities to meet other volunteers too.
- Take a look at our Telephone Volunteer role description to find out more:
Is it right for you?
If you can regularly spare up to an hour and you’re a good listener, friendly, empathetic and like a good chat over the phone, then this role could be perfect for you. You also need to be living in the UK and aged over 18.
Any queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on 020 7605 4255.