Call companion [20466]

Home using personal computer and phone.
This is a flexible, homebased voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability.
As one of our valued call companions, you’ll receive training from Reengage, and support and regular communications from your call companion coordinator.
Call companions call the older person they are matched with between two and four times per month, and each call lasts around 30 minutes. During your first call with the older person, you will decide together how often the calls will take place and at what time. This is a long-term voluntary role, so we are ideally looking for individuals who are able to commit to volunteering with us for at least 12 months.

As a call companion, you will make regular telephone calls to an older person experiencing loneliness and isolation. These calls provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated.

Over time, you and the older person you have been matched with will get to know each other well and together you will spend many hours full of fun, laughter and stories.

You will need two references and to complete an ID check for this role.

Tasks include:
Calling the older person you have been matched with two to four times per month at an agreed time.

Following the guidance in your call companion training modules to ensure that your calls are enjoyable, appropriate and in line with our charitable aims.

Keeping in regular contact with your call companion coordinator and letting them know how everything is going.

Completing monthly online reports about your call companion calls.