Connections (Phone Call) Volunteer

Right now, there are members of the RAF community in the Surrey area who are feeling particularly lonely and isolated during this Coronavirus crisis . As a Connections Volunteer you could offer the vital connection and support needed via regular phone calls. Not having someone to talk to during these challenging times can be lonely, particularly if the person is used to social activities and spending time with others.

What you will be doing.

Providing regular social interaction and support to RAF veterans via the telephone, each call lasting 20/30 minutes

Relaying any concerns to your Connections Coordinator

Regularly submitting an activity log summarising your interactions so we can make sure everyone is receiving the help they need

The aim of this role is to help integrate members back into the community whilst helping them to become confident and independent again.


  • Patience
  • Emphathy
  • Good Listener
  • Ability to maintain boundaries

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Posted for

Royal Air Forces Association

Posted by

Volunteer Woking

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  • Mental Health
  • Veterans & Armed Forces


  • Befriending & Buddying


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    DBS check is not required as this is only telephone based. We would require proof of ID such as a driving license or passport.
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    In line with RAF Association policy.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Provided by local Area Welfare Team.
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    At present, the training is only available online and consists of some reading and 2 videos. The length of the course is approximately 1 ½ hours, however, the course can be started and stopped as required. The whole course would need to be completed.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 11/05/2021 - 18/02/2022

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

The time commitment required each week all depends on how many calls/beneficiaries the volunteer wishes to take on, however, on average each call would last approximately 20-30 minutes.


Woking Borough

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