Phone and befriending roles

Phone and befriending roles

Here we have listed all the volunteer roles related to phone and befriending:

Blackfriars Settlement

Role: Telephone support/befriending/mentoring. Contact:, or 07716459314 or 07716458577 - (added 28 April)

Paxton Green Time Bank

Role: Phone befriending, helping with shopping. Contact: (added 2 April)

Time and Talents

Role: Telephone Befriending Service - helping to keep people #SafeAndSocial. Please complete the volunteering application form and the team will then process it and be in touch - (added 23 March)

Southwark Pensioners (Near Camberwell Green)

Role: Various - Social contact phone calls, collecting and delivering food from foodbanks prescriptions, urgent home visits, accessing urgent or essential services. Contact:, 020 7708 4556 - (added 23 March)

Southwark Irish Pensioners Project

Role: ‘keep in touch’ phone service - volunteers to phone clients, especially those with Irish accents, to maintain community links - DBS checks are required. (The situation changes daily). Plus help us set up video conferencing. Contact: - (added 23 March)


Role: Remote Befrienders. Peabody are looking for volunteers to speak over the telephone to people self-isolating, particularly those identified as elderly and/or vulnerable. Contact: - (added 6 April)

Linkage Southwark

Role: Telephone befriending. Contact:, or 020 8299 2623. Please note: the phone line will not be answered at this time but please leave a voicemail with your contact details and we will get back to you - (added 6 April)

How else can you help?

  • You can check the mutual aid groups to find out what you might be able to do to help in your area.
  • You can give to local food banks who are really over stretched at this time. 
  • You can get in touch with the Nunhead Knocks team here, they have set up a Nunhead Community support group.

If we all work together, we really can make a difference!

If you have a query about any of these volunteer roles, please contact the individual charities directly. For any other queries, please email:

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