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



Bubble Befriender


Recruiter: Age Concern Bishops Stortford

Region: East Herts

Postcode: CM21 0DA

Places: 25

About the Opportunity


As our services change, we are looking to establish a group of volunteers to undertake home visits to our clients. The clients are all over the age of 60 and are those in the community who are still shielding or isolated. Some clients will have hearing impairment or other health concerns, and some may have mild dementia. Where dementia is... Read more
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Age Concern Bishops Stortford


Age Concern, Bishops Stortford is a facility located in the most deprived area of East Hertfordshire. The Centre is dedicated as a place for the over 50’s to come together and connect with others. We actively promote health and well-being for older members of our community to help make later... Learn more

Bubble Befriender


Recruiter: Age Concern Bishops Stortford

Region: East Herts

Postcode: CM23 3XF

Places: 25

About the Opportunity


As our services change, we are looking to establish a group of volunteers to undertake home visits to our clients. The clients are all over the age of 60 and are those in the community who are still shielding or isolated. Some clients will have hearing impairment or other health concerns, and some may have mild dementia. Where dementia is... Read more
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Age Concern Bishops Stortford


Age Concern, Bishops Stortford is a facility located in the most deprived area of East Hertfordshire. The Centre is dedicated as a place for the over 50’s to come together and connect with others. We actively promote health and well-being for older members of our community to help make later... Learn more

Cultural Exchange Days - Short-term Host (Broxbourne & E Herts)


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: Broxbourne

Postcode: EN10 7FF

Places: 50

About the Opportunity


Make the world a little friendlier! Spend a day with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life. Volunteer hosts invite students to visit for a day so the student can experience ‘real’ Britain, away from university and heavy tourism, and so the... Read more
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts


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