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. 


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Current opportunities

Activity Assistants

Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: East Herts

Postcode: SG12 9EF

Places: 1

About the Opportunity

Volunteers are required to undertake some of the following; transport of members to and from meetings and outings, helping at the meetings with the activities, helping the committee to plan the programme for the club. Read more

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

Hertfordshire - Caseworkers for the Royal Air Forces Association

Recruiter: Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association) - Official charity profile

Region: East Herts

Postcode: CM23 2LR

Places: 1

About the Opportunity

The RAF Association, the charity which supports the RAF family is looking for caring people to join its team of trained volunteers. The RAF family includes serving and former serving personnel and their dependants. A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the RAF Association. Welfare work is about making a visit and listening to an... Read more

Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association) - Official charity profile

The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families. Much of our work is funded by the generosity of our members, donors and supporters and through vital... Learn more