Parkinson's telephone befriender

Have you: A friendly nature Good listening skills Good conversation
1 hrs / week Thu 2nd May – Fri 2nd May

Become a call companion for the Re-engage call companion service in partnership with Parkinson's UK

As a volunteer for the Re-engage call companion service in partnership with Parkinson’s UK, you’ll make regular telephone calls to a lonely or isolated older person who is living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s.

These friendly chats provide a lifeline of friendship for older people and a vital link with the outside world from which they’ve become isolated.

To become a call companion you’ll need to:

  • Attend a 30-minute online volunteer group induction
  • Submit an ID check
  • Provide a reference
  • Complete online volunteer training modules

Tasks include:

  • Calling the older person you’ve been matched with for approximately 30 minutes either weekly or fortnightly at an agreed time.
  • Following the guidance in the online volunteer training so that your call companion calls are enjoyable, appropriate and in line with our charitable aims.
  • Keeping in regular contact with Re-engage and reporting any concerns to the team.
  • Keeping your knowledge and training up to date by reading our monthly volunteer newsletter – Re-engage Matters.
Deadline: Sat 3rd August, 2024


Vulnerable people, Older people, Health & Disability, LGBT, Women, Men

Suitable for

People seeking work, People new to volunteering, People who are older, People who are shy, People working on their wellbeing, People with limited mobility

Minimum age


Skills gained

Listening, Talking to others

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others




At Re-engage, we work within your local community to set up regular Sunday afternoon social gatherings for small groups of people over 75, on their own, and hoping to find new ways to get out and about that suit them at this time of life.
Volunteer Drivers and Hosts and Group Coordinators needed.
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