Companionship / Befriending

 

Loneliness is a chronic issue for many people, especially older people and those with disabilities. By becoming a befriender, you can make a massive difference to the life of someone who is missing out on that crucial human interaction. Befrienders often visit people in their own home, but can also take them out to the shops or to the cinema, or maybe even the pub.  

 

This type of volunteer role is great if you don’t want to mix with lots of people or want to see the impact of your support on one person. There is also usually some flexibility in these roles meaning you can fit them in to your own schedule. 

 

Due to the nature of these roles, you will need to have a police check, references, and attend training. 

 

Below we have a number of recently added volunteer opportunities. However, there are many more out there. Why not follow us on social media or sign up to our newsletter to get new roles straight to your inbox.  

 

Interested in speaking to organisations in person? Why not attend one of our Volunteer Fairs, click on our events page to find one near you! 

 

Want to see more roles? Then why not explore the opportunities through our search engine 

Current opportunities



Activities Helper, Ware


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: East Herts

Postcode: SG12 0AW

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


We are a busy and lively Day Service for Adults with Learning Difficulties, with Centres based across the East Herts and Broxbourne area. We would like to offer you a volunteering opportunity, based in the Ware area, to come and use your skills to support our Service Users. You will be working with small groups, supported by Day Service staff, to... Read more
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts


Whether you are a volunteer or an organisation working with volunteers, we are your local one-stop shop for information, advice and support about volunteering and training for Broxbourne & East Herts. Learn more

Activities Helper, Hoddesdon


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: Broxbourne

Postcode: EN11 8NF

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


We are a busy and lively Day Service for Adults with Learning Difficulties, with Centres based across the East Herts and Broxbourne area. We would like to offer you a volunteering opportunity, based in the Hoddesdon area, to come and use your skills to support our Service Users. You will be working with small groups, supported by Day Service... Read more
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts


Whether you are a volunteer or an organisation working with volunteers, we are your local one-stop shop for information, advice and support about volunteering and training for Broxbourne & East Herts. Learn more

Library IT Champion, Cheshunt


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: Broxbourne

Postcode: EN8 8LB

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


Hertfordshire Libraries have over 500 public computers with free internet connection and provide printers, scanners, Wi-Fi and adaptive technology. We are looking for some volunteers to assist members of the public who lack confidence in IT, or only have basic IT skills. Examples of the responsibilities of an IT champion: - Assisting... Read more
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts


Whether you are a volunteer or an organisation working with volunteers, we are your local one-stop shop for information, advice and support about volunteering and training for Broxbourne & East Herts. Learn more

Library IT Champion, Hoddesdon


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: Broxbourne

Postcode: EN11 8HD

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


Hertfordshire Libraries have over 500 public computers with free internet connection and provide printers, scanners, Wi-Fi and adaptive technology. We are looking for some volunteers to assist members of the public who lack confidence in IT, or only have basic IT skills. Examples of the responsibilities of an IT champion: - Assisting... Read more
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts


Whether you are a volunteer or an organisation working with volunteers, we are your local one-stop shop for information, advice and support about volunteering and training for Broxbourne & East Herts. Learn more

Supportline and 'One-to-One' befriending


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: North Herts

Postcode: SG8 7DA

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


As ladies who have experienced breast cancer we can emphasize and provide a listening ear to support those going through this trauma. We 'man' a support phone line 24/7 on a rota system and offer individual support to those who need it. Just one hour per week helps us to keep this unique service going! Read more
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts


Whether you are a volunteer or an organisation working with volunteers, we are your local one-stop shop for information, advice and support about volunteering and training for Broxbourne & East Herts. Learn more