Become a Facilitator - Telephone befriending

Banner-Snow6 71Community Network, are constantly on the look-out for volunteers to facilitate new telephone befriending groups.
Our facilitators come from all walks of life and include people who are working, as well as people who are retired. You can read some of their stories on this page. You will need to be good at listening as well as talking, and be a good planner, leader and problem-solver.

Before you take on a group of your own, we ask you to take part in a four-session phone-based training course. This is usually split over two weeks. As part of the course, you will get a chance to practise running a group, by facilitating part of each session.

Providing your training goes well, we will then offer you a group. You will need to commit to a set time and day - usually a one-hour slot each week - and ideally for a reasonable period of time. However, if you occasionally cannot manage a session, we will try to arrange cover for you. To find out more, contact Christopher Robertson, Social Inclusion Team Manager by phoning 020 7923 5263 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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