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 or call the team on 020 7605 4255.

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