ALONE Donegal seeking volunteers for their telephone service

An organisation supporting elderly people is seeking volunteers for their telephone service in Donegal.

ALONE Donegal has joined with the ‘The Good Morning’ telephone service and is seeking people to make calls to elderly people to ensure they are safe and well.

There is also a ‘Befriending service which is available to people living in the north of the county where volunteers visit the elderly – it’s hoped this will extended to south Donegal shortly.

At present the organisation has over 100 volunteers who work on a rota basis making the calls but following an increase in demand more people are now needed.

Deirdre Browne from ALONE Donegal explains how the service works.