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.  

 

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Current opportunities



Radio Station Volunteers


Recruiter: The Pulse Hospital Radio

Region: Watford

Postcode: WD17 2DN

Places: 10

About the Opportunity


The Pulse Hospital Radio provide a 24 hour broadcasting service for hospitals that are part of West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust - Watford General, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead. As well as broadcasting within WHHT’s inpatient areas, our service can also be accessed by hospices, elderly care homes and/or similar institutions via the internet,... Read more
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The Pulse Hospital Radio


The Pulse Hospital Radio is the volunteer-run hospital independent radio station of West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust (Watford, Hemel Hempstead & St Albans). We first went on air in 1955—64 years ago! The station broadcasts a variety of popular music via the hospital’s bedside entertainment... Learn more

Hearing Aider


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: East Herts

Postcode: SG11 1ES

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


Ideal opportunity for somebody looking to get into social work or caring as full comprehensive free training will be given and can be done somewhere convient for you. Hearing Loss can be very isolating but having a properly functioning hearing aid can make all the difference. Many people don't cope well with using or maintaining their aids and... 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

Equipment Follow-Up Volunteer


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: Welwyn Hatfield

Postcode: AL8 6AA

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


To provide follow up visits to assess the user competence of clients issued with assistive equipment by Hertfordshire Sensory Services Deaf Team and troubleshoot any problems they may be having. You will act as a source of advice and information, signposting clients to other suitable organisations when appropriate that may be able to help them.... 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