Phone a Friend Volunteer (volunteer from home)
East London Cares
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Phone a Friend is East London Cares' new friendship matching pilot, which matches younger and older neighbours over the phone for regular telephone conversations. We are looking for friendly and compassionate volunteers to be matched up with an older neighbour to share company, conversation and companionship. We ask for a commitment of roughly an hour a week for a minimum of 4 months.
The conversations will take place over the telephone.
Contact us by email: Rosa.friend@eastlondoncares, telephone: 0207 118 49 49, or visit our website: www.eastlondoncares.org.uk
Basic IT skills - internet & email
We are looking for people with strong conversational skills that will be able to handle varied conversations over the telephone with older neighbours who are socially isolated. This will include empathy, kindness, sincerity and warmth.
The Phone a Friend pilot will give volunteers a chance to meet and create real and valuable friendships with somebody that they may not normally get the chance to meet. We see this as an opportunity to learn about community, share stories and reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: