Telephone Befrienders:

Our Telephone Befriending service aims to provide a regular friendly phone-call from a trained Volunteer) for companionship, a listening ear and support to isolated Carers living in Derbyshire (excluding Derby city) who are in NEED of social contact.

Befriending calls alleviate the loneliness and isolation a caring role can bring, provide companionship, support and a listening ear.

Telephone Befrienders call someone once a week for a friendly, confidential chat.

Calls last approx. 20 mins and can be made from your own home.

There are no qualifications needed and the skills required to volunteer are simply the willingness to listen, patience and ability to take notice.

We are also looking for volunteers who are bi-lingual or have language skills. In particular volunteers who speak Polish, Ukrainian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Mandarin.

About Derbyshire Carers Association

About Derbyshire Carers Association & What we do Established in 1988, Derbyshire Carers Association supports Carers who look after a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction cannot cope without their help and support. Derbyshire Carers Association provides support, advice, information and representation to, and for Carers. Volunteers are invaluable and help us make DCA what it is! We are looking for volunteers to support our teams across Derbyshire, this could be from one of our offices, out in the community or even from your own home.