Chatty Cafe Volunteer

The Chatty Cafe Scheme was created to help reduce loneliness and social isolation. We would normally do this by encouraging venues to create Chatter & Natter tables - this is a table where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. However during Covid we have had to adapt and are now offering 1to1 telephone calls to people who are feeling lonely.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

To call someone who is experiencing loneliness and social isolation every week, at the same time, for a chat. The chat should last no longer than 30 minutes. The day and time you call is up to you.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

The only skill you need is that you enjoy having a chat!

Areas of Interest: Community, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Home
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Chatty Cafe Scheme CIC
Organisation Profile: Support cafes and other social settings to have a Chatter & Natter table which is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. The aims are to reduce loneliness and isolation and get people talking.