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Get involved in telephone befriending

by Sandwell Advocacy

If you have time to make a phone call, it could make all the difference. This is an invitation to contact Sandwell residents who are missing their usual chats and interactions with family and friends. Calls can be any length of time depending on the arrangement agreed. Some people want just a few minutes, others like to talk for longer. It is determined by the needs of the person and the availability of the volunteer.
Full training and support given, expenses covered. #BefriendingWeek #Befriendingls

Organisation description

We provide independent advocacy throughout Sandwell, promoting rights, voice and empowerment.


Please contact us to discuss any access needs

Experience gained

Listening skills, improved telephone manner, awareness of confidentiality, increase knowledge of safeguarding issues. Increase knowledge of local services available to Sandwell residents.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Adults
  • Older people

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Daytime
  • Evenings


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteering opportunity please complete the details below, including a contact email address or phone number, and click ‘Send’. The organisation will then get in touch with you directly

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