Call companion

How it works...

Call Companions make regular telephone calls to lonely and isolated older people providing a lifeline of friendship.  The regular chat and companionship offers a vital link with the outside world.

Over time, Call Companions and the older person they are paired with will get to know each other well and will spend many hours of fun and laughter, sharing stories as well as offering vital support over the phone.

Skills or experience required?:

What’s involved in being a call companion?

You will be someone with excellent communication skills:
who enjoys good conversation
is comfortable making telephones calls and making connections remotely
can commit to making two to four calls a month
has a friendly, empathetic approach
is a good listener
is patient
has a good sense of humour

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
This opportunity is suitable for: Wheelchair users
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Coronavirus support, Admin & office, Befriending & buddying, Health & wellbeing, Other general & helping
Type(s) of cause supported: Mental health, Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire, Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, Outside North Yorkshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: No
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 1
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: