Current befriending opportunities

  • Help bring colour to our members’ lives 29 January 2020
    Befriending / VisitingENRYCH Berkshire

    Our volunteers support and enable people with a physical disability to take up, or return to, a hobby, interest, sporting activity or learning opportunity which they cannot do without some help or support. This support is mainly about giving confidence, understanding and emotional support to bring colour to our members’ lives. We are looking for everyday ...

  • Become an Independent Visitor and help a young person in care learn to trust, have fun and grow 24 January 2020
    Befriending / VisitingNational Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

    An Independent Visitor is a volunteer who befriends and develops a long-term relationship with a young person in care. Becoming an Independent Visitor can be very rewarding for you and life-changing for a young person in care, being a consistent and supportive person in their life, helping them learn to trust, have fun and grow. We ...

  • Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone 13 January 2020
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK ReadingRG30

    We are seeking volunteer to help improve the quality of life for older people who live in the Reading area by providing friendship and support as part of the Age UK Reading Befriending Scheme. Many older people experience chronic loneliness in later life and, as a result, experience a decline in wellbeing and associated health ...

  • Help children with additional needs and disabilities in your local community! 1 November 2019
    Befriending / VisitingMe2 Club

    Me2 Club is a Wokingham and Reading charity whose purpose is to tackle social isolation and loneliness caused by exclusion from mainstream activities. Working with our volunteers we transform the lives of children with disabilities and their families, ensuring “Inclusion for All”. Children with additional needs and disabilities across Wokingham and Reading are struggling to take ...

  • Help us to enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love 24 July 2019
    Befriending / VisitingAlzheimer’s Society

    As a Side by Side volunteer, you will enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love, help people to stay connected in their communities and build the confidence of individuals to stay active and engaged in social and recreational activities. What you’ll be doing: Participating in activities you share an interest in with ...

  • Provide friendship and support to improve the quality of life for older people 1 July 2019
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Reading

    Not everyone is fortunate enough to have friendship, social inclusion and the support that goes with it. The Age UK Reading befriending service aims to improve the quality of life for older people who live in the Reading area. Volunteers provide friendship and support by regular home visits or telephone calls.

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation 1 July 2019
    Befriending / VisitingEngage Befriending

    Some older people feel isolated and we are looking for volunteers who could: visit them in their home once a week or fortnight take them out for a coffee visit a local place of interest All our volunteers receive training and we give support to have a DBS check done.

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