New volunteering opportunities available in response to Covid crisis


People with dementia are at higher risk of experiencing loneliness, more so during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In response to the current crisis, Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new initiative called ‘Companion Calls’ to support those who would usually access their support services.

Through our innovative partnership with Insurance United Against Dementia we are delighted to offer the insurance community the opportunity to volunteer for this new service by providing telephone calls to those experiencing isolation.

These calls will be a friendly chat and are not advice or guidance. You don’t even need experience of dementia just be able to provide a friendly listening ear.

As a volunteer we’ll be expecting you to call two service users on a weekly basis (either people with dementia or their carers) and each call will last on average 20 to 30 minutes. Online training will be provided (approx. two hours).

If you’re confident on the phone, are a good listener, and able to commit to 30-60 minutes a week then we’d encourage you to apply here

For any questions about the role please email


Managing General Agents' Association

About MGAA

The Managing General Agents' Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing true MGAs. Our aim is to represent and support the UK MGA market.  We work within the professional framework of the Chartered Insurance Institute and our members sign the MGAA Code of ethics.

Managing General Agents (MGAs) are an important, established and fast-growing sector of the UK insurance industry.

Over 300 MGAs currently underwrite over 10% of the UK’s £47 billion general insurance market premiums.

MGAs deserve specific representation to lobby on their behalf, communicate their considerable benefits and drive best practice.

The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) was formed in 2011 to fulfil this role.

The total number of full MGA members now stands at 101, which collectively represent over £3.5bn of underwriting capacity. 

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