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 volunteer.recruitment@independentage.org or call the team on 020 7605 4255.
 

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