In BT and at Adastral Park, we believe that volunteering creates opportunities to support our people to do the things they are passionate about in our local community. But did you know that, particularly as a BT employee, you can use three days of paid work time to volunteer, either as part of regular activities that you are already involved in, or to support some of the opportunities that BT has set up. We are currently working with Age UK Suffolk to help them find volunteers for the telephone “befriending” service they offer.
The service links volunteers to older people in Suffolk who would like someone to call them for a friendly chat each week. Calls are free and usually last for up to an hour once a week and they really can make a big difference to an older person’s life, especially if they are housebound. If you are interested in becoming a telephone “befriender”, whether you are a BT employee or not, please refer to the Latest News from Adastral Park – April 2013 e-mail for the link to record your interest on Formwize. We will then arrange a session with Age UK Suffolk where more details will be provided.