To apply to volunteer with the Octavia Foundation, please complete the application form below, completing all mandatory questions. A member of the team will be in touch shortly to discuss your application.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have moved our befriending service to telephone befriending. Due to current government guidance on social distancing, all other roles are currently on hold until advice changes.
To become a Telephone Befriending Volunteer with the Octavia, please complete the application form below, completing all essential questions (those with a *).
Telephone befriending involves calling an older, isolated person once or twice weekly for up to an hour - supporting them to feel more connected and less lonely without ever leaving your home. All our processes are now being completed remotely, including training via video call (1 hour).
If you have any questions or queries before applying, please call 020 8354 5681 or email our volunteer coordinator.
Once you have completed the application form a member of the team will be in touch to talk you through the next steps. We will check the 2 references you provide and complete a DBS check.
At the moment we are only able to accept volunteers over the age of 18.