Love a good natter? We might have the perfect role for you! Become a Chit Chat Telephone Befriender and help reach out to lonely and isolated people who are housebound or have limited access to companionship or community activities. Our one-to-one befriending service, aims to reduce the isolation, helping to rebuild confidence, regain independence and provide a regular companionship. We are currently looking for more volunteers to continue this invaluable service.
As a Chit Chat Telephone Befriender, the role involves:
Carrying out regular telephone conversations
Promoting the taking part in recreational activities within the local community
Providing information on other services available in the local area
Good communication skills
Good listening skills
Commitment of a minimum of 2 hours per week
A sensitive attitude towards other people
To be open minded and non-judgemental
A friendly and patient approach
Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
An awareness or experience if the issues affecting people with isolation and loneliness
Reliable and trustworthy
Working as a Chit Chat Telephone Befriender you will gain:
Increased communication skills
Mental health awareness training provided
GDPR training provided
Sounds like the perfect role for you? For more information on becoming a Chit Chat Telephone Befriender, or to make an application, please contact Colin Jackson on: 0191 5693511 or email email@example.com
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
What We Do
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.