Telephone Befrienders - All of Essex

To offer company and friendship to an older person for by simply giving them a call each week.

This is especially vital as, due to Covid, we are currently unable to offer home visits.

This is an opportunity for volunteers to do something rewarding for your community. To know that giving your time and commitment can make a real difference to an older persons life.

Commitment of one hour a week preferably the same time, same day each week.

Training, advice and constant support will be given to you.


- Good listening and communcation skills

- Understanding of confidentiality

- Patience and sensitivity

- Reliable and able to commit to at least one year as a Befriender

- Willingness to undertake training

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website

Posted for

Age UK - Essex

Posted by

Volunteer Essex

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website


  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People


  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
    This will be done from the comfort of your own home.
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 23/08/2018 - 31/12/2021

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve


Basildon, Billericay & Wickford

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