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! 

 

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Current opportunities



Neighbourhood Connectors


Recruiter: Watford & Three Rivers Trust

Region: Three Rivers

Postcode: WD3 4NA

Places: 20

About the Opportunity


Could you support an older person to attend a local group or social event? It could be a community café, a club or activity where they can take part in a hobby or interest that is important to them. We are looking for volunteer Neighbourhood Connectors. By volunteering your time to take an older person along to an event, you will be helping... Read more
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Watford & Three Rivers Trust


Watford & Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) works to maximise opportunities and improve the quality of life for everyone across Watford and Three Rivers. We deliver a wide range of services and work with local authorities, public service providers, businesses, community groups and individuals so that... Learn more

Community Cars Driver


Recruiter: Watford & Three Rivers Trust

Region: Watford

Postcode: WD17 2DN

Places: 10

About the Opportunity


Do you want to meet new people and help your local community? Community Cars provides essential journeys for those unable to use public transport, due to mobility or health issues. The Community Cars Volunteer Drivers use their own transport to take passengers to hospital, GP and other health appointments. - Be part of a friendly and supportive... Read more
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Watford & Three Rivers Trust


Watford & Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) works to maximise opportunities and improve the quality of life for everyone across Watford and Three Rivers. We deliver a wide range of services and work with local authorities, public service providers, businesses, community groups and individuals so that... Learn more