COVID UPDATE: We are continuing to take on new referrals as well as supporting existing clients in accordance with government restrictions. If you wish to contact a member of our Team, please go to Our Team page for staff email addresses and work mobile numbers. Thank you. April 2021
Can you help us reduce loneliness and social isolation? We are now recruiting volunteers to support our clients and group activities. Could you spend some time each week helping people stay connected?
We are looking for Volunteers for the following roles
- Telephone befrienders. A weekly, friendly telephone call can make the world of difference to someone who finds it difficult to leave the house and who does not have their own support network of friends or family. Talk about the weather, the news, places and experiences, TV programmes, the price of milk; it really doesn’t matter, it’s the chat that counts!
- Face to face befriending (when Covid restrictions allow). Meet for a cuppa or take a walk in the park. Help clients get out and about, and enjoy exercise, fresh air and new experiences.
- Group facilitators – there are many local groups around to support people who are lonely, and many of them depend on volunteers. If you have experienced the positive benenfits of such a group, maybe now is the time to become a Group leader?
If you are interested in any of these roles, or would like to offer your help in other ways, get in touch with Martin, our Befriending Volunteer Co-ordinator.