Hours Per Week
2
All Locations
Home Based
All Departments
Dementia Support Services
Regular Volunteer
Minimum Age:
16+

About The Role

If you enjoy chatting on the phone and listening to others, then we’d love to hear from you!

Our Companion Call Volunteers help to reduce the loneliness often experienced by people affected by dementia. Through their contact and conversations, people affected by dementia can feel less socially isolated and better connected.

You’ll telephone people living with dementia or their carers, on a regular basis (usually weekly), and chat with them about the things they are interested in and want to talk about. You’ll chat with the same people (ideally at least two) each time and provide brief feedback on your calls via an online form. You’ll not be providing advice or guidance in this role and you don’t need to have knowledge of dementia; it’s all about simply having an easy social conversation with someone.

 

Interested? For more information please contact [email protected]

You’ll be great for the role if:

  • You are motivated to reduce the social isolation of people affected by dementia
  • You are confident in using the telephone and are happy to work independently
  • You have good verbal communication skills, are a good listener and enjoy talking to people
  • You have basic IT skills and have easy access to the internet
  • You are patient, flexible and able to commit to the schedule of calls agreed
  • You are over the age of 16
If you find completing online applications difficult, please don't let this stop you from applying....please call or email us and we can support you with the application process.  You can contact the Volunteering Support Team by emailing [email protected] or call on 0300 222 5706

About Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.

Our Values

We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.

Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.

Equal Opportunities

We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.

We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.

If there is anything that you would like us to know, or any support that you need then please email us at [email protected] and we will be in touch.

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