Updated: Nov 6, 2020
By Aaina Chopra.
Telephone Befriending with Octavia Foundation.
The Coronavirus outbreak has left many older people feeling isolated and to help combat this loneliness the Octavia Foundation has moved their in-person befriending service to a telephone befriending service. In short, this means, volunteers, like you, can phone an older person once or twice a week, allowing them to feel more connected.
The Octavia Foundation also provides a one-hour video call to train all volunteers allowing people with little to no experience to also volunteer. Thus, from the comfort of your own home, you can help combat loneliness and support people through one of the hardest times of their lives.
To sign up to become a telephone volunteer fill out the form on the following link