Voluntary Action Angus
Would you like to reap the benefits of carrying out the role of a Volunteer Telephone Befriender?
We are looking for people who can regularly telephone a vulnerable person, experiencing loneliness and social isolation, living within the Angus community. Telephone Befriender Volunteers are required to ring a person to check on them and overtime build a friendship.
We are looking for people:
- Aged 18 and over
- Live in Angus
- Good listening skills
- Patience, Empathy and Understanding
- Ability to keep records of calls made
- Flexible, reliable and punctual
- Clear sense of personal boundaries and confidentiality
- Able to provide non-judgemental support
- Engage with training and development
Your important impact:
One 30 minute call to a person, who is feeling lonely and isolated, seems really simple, but having someone to talk to and someone to listen, could really make such a positive difference to a person. It may be that you are the only person they speak to, that day, or even that week.
By enrolling to become a Volunteer Telephone Befriender, you are playing a vital role in reducing social isolation and loneliness, within the Angus community.
If you are interested in becoming a telephone befriender, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01307 466113