Phone Call VolunteerCatholic Healthcare
Elderly people can be socially isolated for many reasons such as loss of a lifelong partner, mobility limitations and health issues. Our Phone Call Volunteers call the client on a regular basis (usually weekly) and build up a great relationship through sharing stories, discussing the news and sport, chatting about family, talking about hobbies etc.... according to individual interests. This volunteer role best suits a mature person over 35yrs who has a lot of life experience and can be supportive of an elderly person. Background in counselling would be beneficial but an interest sharing conversation is the most important requirement. Phone calls are made on a regular basis using your own phone at a time which mutually suits you and the client. Volunteers are supported by a Coordinator.