Currently recruiting

Due to Covid-19 we are currently unable to have volunteers on site at the Abbey Community Centre. We do have some wonderful roles being recruited to soon, so do come back! While waiting you may be wanting something remote…

 Ready to Volunteer from Home?

We are currently looking for:

Telephone Befriender Volunteer – Ideal for those who would like to volunteer from home: Needed for regular shift of a minimum of 1 hour per week for at least 6 -12 months (depending on what you and your member agree). KGN button

What does a Telephone Befriender do?

By telephoning regularly you’ll make an amazing difference in someone’s life through being a friendly voice connecting them with the outside world, reducing isolation and loneliness and bringing a much-needed smile to their day.

Working alongside and supported by the Kilburn Good neighbours (KGN) Lead you’ll be matched with suitable members in need of support. You will be:

  • Building a long-term relationship with your member(s)
  • A warm, friendly link to the outside world
  • Connecting with your Member(s) at least once a week by telephone
  • Ensuring the long-term relationship works well for both of you
  • Working independently and unsupervised after matching (with support from the KGN Lead)
  • Chatting about your member’s interests, hobbies, and life in general
  • Keeping up to date on the topics your member enjoys talking about
  • Referring any additional needs your member may have to the KGN Lead for further action
  • Maintaining good boundaries

You could be the smile someone needs – apply today

Download and return your application form here: Abbey new vol reg form – Feb2020v2 PDF

Full role description can be found here: Telephone Befriender RD PDF

Spending time with us couldn’t be more rewarding!

Need a bit more? – email us at: vol-ops@abbeycc-kilburn.org.uk