Telephone Befriender

Action for Family Carers are looking for volunteer Telephone Befrienders to join their Maldon team.

If you could spare just 1 day a week between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm and enjoy being part of a team this could be the role for you.

The role is to help provide unpaid Carers with a listening ear and offer some emotional support to make unpaid Carers feel valued. Your call will help alleviate social isolation, promote positive mental health and well-being.


This is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys spending time chatting and listening.

No previous experience is needed as full training will be provided and expenses paid.


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/09/2016

End Date: 29/11/2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

One day per week between 10 am and 2 pm


This opportunity is available in: Maldon, Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Maldon

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