Volunteer Telephone Befrienders Needed

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is seeking volunteers to help deliver their Community Connect befriending service to older people. Volunteers will be asked to deliver the befriending service by telephone. This vital service provides older people with a link to the outside world and often acts as a gateway to other services and valuable support.

The telephone befriending service called ‘Community Connect’ consists of a regular phone call at a pre-arranged time. Volunteers will be good active listeners and be able to display empathy with their callers. Training will be provided and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership has a Garda Vetting policy in place for staff and volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Mary at 022 46584 or email mary(at)avondhublackwater.com

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