OPP OF THE DAY: Chatterbox Befriender – Omega

Chatterbox is our award-winning, flagship befriending service designed to support those who find themselves isolated, vulnerable, and/or alone in later life.

Volunteers with our Chatterbox programme are matched with a client, most of whom are socially isolated and/or lonely, with whom they organise a weekly phone call at a mutually convenient time. As well as offering a listening ear and companionship, our befrienders are able to sign post individuals to other agencies who may be able to offer further support as and when appropriate. We give our befrienders comprehensive training and support throughout their time with Omega.

All applicants to the Chatterbox programme will be expected to return a clear DBS check (we can accept DBS checks which have been completed in the last three years) and a telephone can be provided if required. Unfortunately, due to safeguarding legislation we are unable to accept Chatterbox Befriender applications from anyone under 18.

As a Chatterbox Befriender all of your volunteering time, from training to taking your phone calls, will be completed in the comfort of your own home.

The time of your phone calls will be mutually agreed between yourself and your client.

For more information about the organisation, Chatterbox, and/or to receive an application form, please email volunteersupport@omega.uk.net

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