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Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone

Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for Age UK Reading in RG30

Many people find themselves alone or isolated for one reason or another and would like a friendly voice on the end of a telephone for a chat.  Such calls can have a huge impact on someone’s life and induce a feeling of well being.

Calls are made at a regular day and time from the Age UK Reading office in Portman Road, Reading.

If you could you provide an elderly person with regular, friendly telephone contact then please get in touch.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
John Evans, Befriending Co-ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189 502480
Contact instructions?
Monday-Thursday 9am - 4pm
Location address line 1
42 Portman Road
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG30 1EA

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleHappy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Safeguarding training and any other aspects related to befriending as relevant
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with Befriending Co-ordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
6 February 2017

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