Befriending - Telephone Friend


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

19-23 Featherstone StreetLondon, -London (Central) EC1Y 8SLGB


About

"Loneliness is not having anyone to tell that you are lonely"

Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. We have 1,000 older people waiting for a Silver Line Friend. They have chosen to be called Silver Liners.

By volunteering as a Telephone Friend for The Silver Line, we match you to a Silver Liner that you call once a week.

"Just speaking to someone helps me cope a little better..." - Silver Liner

This is a volunteer role that you can do from home or from work. All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to make your call on the same day and time each week. Friendship calls can be made between 8am and 8pm Monday - Sunday.

The Silver Line pays for the cost of all friendship calls and for safety reasons we also record the calls.

In the time it takes to read the paper, watch the news or take a trip to the shop, you can volunteer with The Silver Line. A regular 30-minute call from a friend really can change the life of a lonely person.

See how a call from a Silver Line Friend makes a big difference by searching 'The Silver Line' on YouTube.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 30 minutes per week
  • You must be based in the UK to volunteer with The Silver Line

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