Telefriending is a befriender role carried out over the phone with an ODL member. The aim of the free service is to support isolated and/or housebound LGBT+ people aged over 50 by calling them weekly, at a regular time for up to 30-minutes. The service operates within structured guidelines. All telefriending volunteers must live in the UK.

We have received many generous offers of volunteering support since the lockdown began for telefriending to give much needed support by phone to those most isolated. We are currently recruiting new volunteers for our telefriending, so for more info please email

[email protected].