Befriending Speed Dating

Wednesday 1 March 2017

A volunteering fair with a difference!




The Ready Friends Speed Dating event is a networking opportunity for people interested in befriending, but wanting to find out a bit more first without doing lengthy research into which organisation offers what, when and where. You’ll meet a range of organisations in a short space of time. You will get to quiz a number of people from different befriending schemes (existing volunteer befrienders, members of staff and possibly the odd befriendee) about how their system works, what’s in it for you and what would be expected of you as a volunteer.

After a quick-fire ‘speed dating’ session (three minutes with each befriending scheme rep) there will be a more relaxed networking opportunity. If you don’t have time to stay though, just hand in your check list to show which organisations you would like to hear from again and we’ll pass on your details.

As no speed dating event is complete without refreshments, there will be copious amounts of tea, coffee and cake on-hand to give you the stamina to meet your match!

The event is free, but as we need to manage numbers for speed dating, please book to come along. To keep up to date with which organisations are attending and share with your friends, join the event on Facebook. (but please still register through Eventbrite)


Type of event
Public interest
Event theme
Event date
1 March 2017
Start time
End time
Address line 1
Conference Room, RISC
Line 2
35-39 London Street
Wheelchair accessible?