Telephone Befriender

Action for Family Carers makes a positive difference to the lives of all Carers by providing valued, high quality support services in times of need.

Could you spare up to 5 hours, one day a week, in the Colchester area?

Are you a good listener with great communication skills?

We need volunteers to help provide regular supportive telephone calls to our many Carers, within our Telephone Befriending Service for Carers throughout Essex.


- Good listener

- Good communication skills

- Awareness of the needs of carers and the issues they face

- Open and non-judgemental

Action for Family Carers can offer you ongoing training and development within a rewarding, satisfying role that is office based.


  • 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: 06/09/2017

End Date: 05/09/2018

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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

5 hours a day x 1 day a week. Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4.30 pm.


This opportunity is available in: Colchester, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring

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