Become a volunteer interviewer

As a volunteer interviewer you will telephone applicants on behalf of Re-engage and ask them a series of informal interview questions. You will need to be comfortable making telephone calls and connecting with people remotely and using online applications to record answers to the interviews. Each interview should take around 20-30 minutes and you will need time to record the outcome. You will need to be comfortable with using online applications to record answers to the interviews.

This role requires you to be available for at least two to three hours a week to make telephone interviews to potential volunteers, either during the day or evening. This is a remote voluntary role which can be carried out from home.

You will need two references and to complete an ID check for this role.

Tasks include:

  • Making four to six phone calls per week to prospective volunteers.
  • Arranging interview appointments.
  • Using relevant interview form to record volunteer answers during interviews.
  • Recording the outcome of every interview on a spreadsheet.
  • Following guidance in Re-engage interviewer training modules to ensure that the interviews are completed in line with our charitable aims.

Could you be our next volunteer interviewer?

This voluntary role requires you to be available for at least two to three hours a week to make telephone interviews to potential volunteers, either during the day or evening. This is a remote voluntary role which can be carried out from home.

We’ll give you the training and guidance you need to make decisions on whether a volunteer is suitable for a role. We’ll also be on hand to provide advice and guidance when needed. You won’t be expected to tell an applicant whether or not they have been successful at interview.

This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role, offering great flexibility to work at any time of the day or week. As one of our valued volunteers, you’ll receive training, support and regular communications from the charity.

You’ll use and develop your communication skills, gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, make a real difference to the lives of lonely older people.   

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Enthusiasm for speaking to new people on the phone 
  • Flexibility to make calls at different times of the day 
  • Good administrative skills and IT literacy  
  • A friendly, empathetic approach  
  • The ability to listen to answers and record them appropriately  
  • Patience and understanding 
  • A passion for improving the lives of lonely and isolated older people  

Contact us

We have teams across the UK.

Address

Re-engage
7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR

Freephone:

0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630