You should call Contact the Elderly on their freephone number 0800 716 543 to register your interest in becoming a volunteer, either as the host of a befriending group, as a driver, or to discuss any donations and ways to fundraise for the charity.
Volunteer Enquiries – 0800 716 543
You should phone Contact the Elderly on their freephone volunteer enquiries number 0800 716 543 to register your interest in hosting a befriending group. For instance, once a month, typically on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a host’s home in order to attend a small befriending group for tea, talk and companionship. You may therefore have queries about the skills and qualities needed as a volunteer, or if your home is suitable for hosting. Moreover, potential hosts can call Contact the Elderly to ask what they need to provide for the tea party, whether they are insured, or if they can prepare events for special occasions, such as Christmas. Alternatively, if you are unable to volunteer as a host, you can register your interest in becoming a Contact the Elderly driver. However, you may have further questions relating to that post, such as whether you can use a two-door car, or if you are concerned that you are unable to commit to driving every month on behalf of the befriending charity.
Contact the Elderly Donations – 0800 716 543
Alternatively, you should use the freephone Contact the Elderly Donations helpline 0800 716 543 to discuss the ways in which you can support the charity. For instance, you can make a one-off or regular monetary donation or leave a legacy through your will. Moreover, you can call Contact the Elderly to discuss how you can raise money on behalf of the charity, asking for ideas for fundraising events such as sponsored runs and bake sales.
Charity Call Costs
As Contact the Elderly operates a 0800 number, all calls will be entirely free of charge when calling from a UK landline or mobile phone. The charity is available to be contacted during their office hours of 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Contact the Elderly Phone Numbers
|Contact the Elderly Helpline||UK Phone Number|
|Freephone Number||0800 716 543|
|Office Number||0207 240 0630|
Write to the Contact the Elderly National Office
However, you can also get in touch with Contact the Elderly by post, and should do so by sending your written correspondence to the address of the charity’s national office: Contact the Elderly National Office, 2 Grosvenor, Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH, United Kingdom.