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Voluntary Action Angus

Telephone Befriending

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 april@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk or call 01307 466113