Friendly Call Cork – Supporting older people who may be isolated or alone in Cork city

Friendly Call Cork is a free service providing a daily phone call to older people or individuals’ who may feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable in Cork City; the service specifically targets people with chronic illness or who cannot engage in an active way in the community.

Our principle aim is to tackle isolation and loneliness among older people, those with physical and mental disabilities and those who are socially isolated.

Friendly Call Cork provides friendship and security helping clients feel safer at home. If a client does not answer, the Friendly Caller will phone a member of their family, a neighbour or a friend. We currently ring over 345 clients per day, Monday – Friday. We have over 60 volunteer Friendly Callers. We also have a team of Tús and Community Employment participants who also ring clients on a daily basis. We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers and our Tús and Community Employment participants for all the time they give to our clients. It makes a huge positive difference to receive a daily phone call.

Listen to our Friendly Call Development Coordinator Jackie Fitzgibbon on LIFE FM Interview explaining all aspects of our wonderful Friendly Call here

Volunteering Opportunities Available

Please contact  Jackie or Fiona on 021 430 1700 or 087 636 6407, email