A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire

Listening Ear provides a voluntary telephone befriending support service to those who feel isolated and lonely during COVID-19. This service will continue to run after the pandemic. We provide telephone support and friendship to people who are over 18years old, also, signposting, sharing information and where appropriate access further support for our phone friends through our links with our local Health and Social Care Partnership.

Information for volunteers

Volunteer Befrienders - A Listening Ear recruits and trains volunteers who are over 18years old , our oldest volunteer is in her 80's! People are attracted to Telephone Befriending because they can volunteer for as little as 30 minutes per week from their own home, training is delivered digitally using e mail, Zoom , messenger . We also hold fortnightly Zoom Team meetings on a Drop In basis which are very popular as its an opportunity to share experiences and tips within their peer group, we also have our own facebook page please see for details.


Penny Halliday
A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire
2 Sunnyside
Dumfries & Galloway


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