Could YOU become a Volunteer Telephone Befriender?

We are looking for volunteer Telephone Befrienders for our new Befriending & Connection service for unpaid carers in South Glos, aged 55 and over.  Carers can often be isolated and feel lonely by their caring role and having someone to talk to can really help.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer their time for an hour a week, over one or two phone calls, either during the daytime or early evening.   Each carer is offered up to 6 consecutive weeks of support.  If you can support more than one carer at the same time that would be great, but supporting even one carer will make a real difference.

You will need to demonstrate sensitivity in communicating with people who care for someone who is unwell, be empathic and understanding and be able to manage boundaries. 

If you are reliable, have experience or an awareness of the issues that carers’ face, and have good listening and communication skills, we would love to hear from you.   We provide an excellent package of training and on-going support to all our volunteers. 

To find out more, please contact: 

Pauline Edwards-Samuels, Volunteer Development & Counselling Manager 
Work Mobile Number: 07840822273