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



Tuesday Club Helper


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: North Herts

Postcode: SG8 7JH

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


Our club for adults is called the Tuesday Club – because it meets on a Tuesday! We have typically about 8-15 members attend who are learning disabled. They are all friends and they all enjoy themselves. We have a programme of activities for each club night (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month) and the volunteers are there to help the members... 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

Friday Club Support Worker


Recruiter: Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts

Region: Broxbourne

Postcode: EN11 8HX

Places: 1

About the Opportunity


Support volunteers are needed to socialise with the club members to help them get maximum enjoyment from their evening and provide a safe and secure environment for them to meet their friends. Support volunteers could also help set up and break down for the evening activities. The evenings may be themed for valentines, Halloween or a quiz night. ... 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

Compassionate Neighbours


Recruiter: Peace Hospice Care

Region: Welwyn Hatfield

Postcode: AL6 9BA

Places: 32

About the Opportunity


Purpose of this role Peace Hospice is committed to linking people in our local area who have a desire to help others, with those who could benefit from support, therefore promoting and building a self-sustaining Compassionate Community. Compassionate Neighbours are trained local people who offer their companionship, time, and support to people... Read more
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Peace Hospice Care


Peace Hospice Care provides free, specialist, care for patients, and their families, facing a life-limiting illness in South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. We provide support at end of life but the majority of our work focuses on supporting those with life-limiting illnesses and helping... Learn more