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Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely if you are used to sharing your home and time with others, particularly in the current crisis. The Companion Line supports people who may benefit from a regular call from one of our volunteers.

Volunteers would be expected to make a regular phone call to chat with a client who has been matched with you. Your client may have similar interests and hobbies to you to ensure the easiest journey through The Companion Line service for both the volunteer and the client.

How the companion line can benefit clients:

  • It can help to reduce the feeling of loneliness
  • It provides people with a regular and consistent volunteer to speak to
  • It helps people to build confidence to attend social activities they may not have done before.
  • It provides a vital connection to someone that can signpost them if they need support with additional needs.

How the companion line could benefit you:

  • It can give you routine, phoning the same person at a similar time each week can be arranged around your other commitments
  • You could learn something new!
  • It could increase your confidence in speaking with people on the phone
  • Knowing you are helping to support someone

Could you make a difference? Apply now!

As a volunteer at Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire you will receive a full induction, including our online Bitesize training and service specific training. A DBS check will be required.

It's quick and easy to become a volunteer

Click apply now to complete our online application form. Alternatively if you would like a printable version please email

Contact our volunteering team:

Telephone: 0800 008 6077