What is Telefriending?
Telefriending is a befriender role carried out over the phone with an Opening Doors member.
The aim of the free service is to support isolated and/or housebound LGBTQ+ people aged over 50 by calling them weekly, at a regular time, for up to 30-minutes. We pair members with a specific volunteer, and that volunteer will call the same member each week around the same time and day for a chat.
How does it work?
We always try and match like-minded members and volunteers. It’s really important to us that you both have things in common with each other. We understand people come from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences, or from underrepresented groups, and we always strive to match volunteers with members with whom both will feel most comfortable.
For more information please visit our website: www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/telefriending-volunteers