Not quite the answer to your question but just thought I would mention that I met a very nice retired teacher on holiday who had signed up to be a volunteer caller on silver line and she had been allocated a couple of people that she was phoning evey week for conversation. She was very nice and friendly and if she is an example of the sort of people who are phoning people so they have someone to speak to it should offer a good service.
Hello rascal;, If I were you, Ide go ahead and apply to volunteer.I volunteer for all sorts of things, and if it dosnt suit me, I look for something else.Ive made a fair few friends this way . Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Good luck!
Ok thanks for that tanith, I never thought of that. I've just had a look at my local council's website and there seems to be nothing that I can do volunteering via telephone calls and emails only. Don't know any group that would like volunteering assistance that way.