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Are you a good talker?  A great listener?

Butterflies is a local community charity providing support to bereaved and lonely people through groups and services. We are a volunteer led charity and all our volunteers are interviewed and have DBS checks. 

We are looking for Telephone Friendship Buddies in the Gosport area.  A Telephone Friendship Buddy will call a couple of lonely and isolated people each week to check that they are okay, have a general chit chat and provide that essential link with the outside world.  

For many of our clients a weekly call is the only friendly voice they hear.

If this sounds like you, then the Butterflies Friendship Service needs you.


- Great listening skills

-  Good talking/conversation skills

Friendship Buddy volunteers are given training for the role and an information pack, We also carry out DBS checks. We have a telephone support advice manual as well to ensure confidentiality.


  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/01/2021

End Date: 28/05/2022

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Availability Details

To be discussed and agreed upon application.


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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