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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.

COVID-19 Outbreak 

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.

Please note that all the information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like to see our full Privacy policy please click on the Privacy and Cookie policy link at the bottom of our website (on all pages).

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Please provide details of at least two referees who have known you for at least three months, to cover a two year period. One must be a previous employer, supervisor or tutor. If you have not been in employment or education throughout the last year, please supply details of a personal referee (other than a relative).

Please note, we are unable to process your application without details of at least two referees.

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Equal Opportunities monitoring

Any information given is treated in confidence, and is used for monitoring purposes only. The Octavia Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities and access to our services to all sections of the community. Please assist us to monitor our progress by completing this form. Your information will be treated in the strictest confidence and is not shared with third parties.