Get involved

How can I help?

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us reach as many people as possible. If you enjoy being around people, Befriending could be for you!

*New: Short-term Telephone Befrienders wanted*

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we are developing a new volunteering role. This involves phoning your client fortnightly for a friendly chat to relieve isolation during this difficult time.

What exactly does a Befriender do?

It might be as simple as a chat and a cup of tea, or taking your client out to lunch – the most important thing is that you’re there to spend time with them and can commit to fortnightly visits of an hour or two. We will give you regular training and are always on hand if you need support.

Befrienders for our new Care Home Connectors project

We have launched a new project to work with people in care homes and are excited to start recruiting volunteers for this. Most befrienders visit a client in their own home, but with the Care Home Connectors project we can now send matched volunteers to care homes. You’ll be asked which type of befriending you’d prefer to help with.

For a formal description of the roles, please see the documents below.

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