New volunteering opportunities available in response to Covid crisis

4th September 2020

People with dementia are at higher risk of experiencing loneliness, more so during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In response to the current crisis, Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new initiative called ‘Companion Calls’ to support those who would usually access their support services.

Through our innovative partnership with Insurance United Against Dementia we are delighted to offer the insurance community the opportunity to volunteer for this new service by providing telephone calls to those experiencing isolation.

These calls will be a friendly chat and are not advice or guidance. You don’t even need experience of dementia just be able to provide a friendly listening ear.

As a volunteer we’ll be expecting you to call two service users on a weekly basis (either people with dementia or their carers) and each call will last on average 20 to 30 minutes. Online training will be provided (approx. two hours).

If you’re confident on the phone, are a good listener, and able to commit to 30-60 minutes a week then we’d encourage you to apply here.

For any questions about the role please email

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  • Author : MGAA
  • 4th September 2020