Interests

  • Community Engagement
  • LGBT+
  • Older People

Activities

  • Support and Befriending

As a rainbow call companion, you’ll be someone who identifies as LGBT+ and who wants to support lonely older LGBT+ people. Your regular calls will provide a lifeline of friendship to our older people. The regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship are 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 share fun, laughter and stories.

You’ll need one reference and to complete an ID check for this role.

Tasks include:

Calling the older person, you have been matched with two to four times a 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 Re-engage.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for rainbow call companions with the following skills and attributes:

>Good conversation skills >An enthusiasm for speaking on the phone and making connections remotely >A friendly, empathetic approach >The ability to really listen to people >Patience >A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people >Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use email)

If this sounds like you, then please use our online application form and get in touch.

Interests

  • Community Engagement
  • LGBT+
  • Older People

Activities

  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Driving Licence and Vehicle required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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