Current befriending opportunities

  • Could you be a befriender to older patients at Royal Berkshire Hospital ? 22 November 2018
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK ReadingRG1

    Age UK Reading is offering a service to patients in the older peoples’ wards in the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The main tasks are: visit wards regularly each week if appropriate enhance the patient’s quality of life by reading to them, playing cards etc. help patients with their belongings, reaching things for them, picking things up from the floor, helping ...

  • Help bring colour to our members’ lives 26 October 2018
    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 ...

  • Help make a difference to the lives of others 22 October 2018
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Berkshire

    We are looking for people who will happily give a few hours of their free time to visit others at home who are lonely and vulnerable.  There are many reasons why people become lonely such as limited or no social contact, bereavement or families living far away.  Having regular contact with other people can help ...

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation 19 October 2018
    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.

  • Seeking dog owner to befriend fellow dog lover 17 October 2018
    Befriending / VisitingDimensions

    Do you have a calm and fun dog and would you like some company on the walks? Well this volunteering opportunity is the perfect way to enjoy sharing your passion with another dog lover. We are looking for a volunteer dog walking buddy, in the Wokingham area who is happy to have a lady we support ...

  • Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone 9 October 2018
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK ReadingRG30

    Many people find themselves alone or isolated for one reason or another and would like a friendly voice on the end of a telephone for a chat.  Such calls can have a huge impact on someone’s life and induce a feeling of well being. Calls are made at a regular day and time from the Age ...

  • Provide friendship and support to improve the quality of life for older people 9 October 2018
    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.

  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life? 21 September 2018
    Befriending / VisitingNational Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

    NYAS is a national children’s rights charity working in partnership with Children’s Services across the UK, we recruit, train and support adult volunteers to be Independent Visitors for children and young people who are looked after by their local authority. Independent visitors act as befrienders to young people in care by offering them positive activities and ...

  • Help build the confidence and self-esteem of stroke survivors 11 September 2018
    Befriending / VisitingStroke Association

    The Stroke Association offers support to over 60,000 stroke survivors, carers and families every year to ensure they get the help they need. We are seeking volunteers to join our befriending team. Befrienders offer support to stroke survivors and carers across Reading and Wokingham. In doing so they help to reduce social isolation and build the ...

  • Could you help someone who is facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition? 5 September 2018
    Befriending / VisitingSue Ryder-Duchess of Kent Hospice

    The Sue Ryder Befriending Service supports families facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition. Volunteer befrienders make weekly visits to provide company, emotional support and practical help. This might involve having a cup of tea and a chat, taking someone out and about, or running a couple of errands. This support means that people don’t have to ...

  • Help this lady get out and explore her local community 16 August 2018
    Befriending / VisitingDimensions

    Dimensions provide support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more independently and access their local communities. We are looking for a volunteer buddy in the Newbury area who enjoys a range of social activities. The lady we support is looking for a male volunteer who ...

  • Could you provide a positive role-model for children who have a parent in prison? 16 August 2018
    Befriending / VisitingChildren Heard and Seen

    We are looking for volunteer mentors to support children who have a parent in prison. This is a weekly or every other week commitment, and involves being someone to talk to, being a positive role model and someone to have fun with. These children often face negative outcomes as a result of having a parent in prison; ...

  • Befriender Match – Walking in the local park 7 August 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Swimming! 7 August 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Chats and Reading 7 August 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Dancer 7 August 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Gym trips and more 7 August 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – SportsAble 31 July 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Scrabble, Jigsaws and Puzzles 31 July 2018
    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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Retired Opera Singer 31 July 2018
    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 ...

  • Are you a good chess player? 8 June 2018
    Befriending / VisitingHer Majesty’s Prison HuntercombeRG9

    We are looking for good standard chess players to help with our Thursday evening chess club in HMP Huntercombe. We have a range of players in the prison, ranging from the very strong to beginner, and would like people to come and play chess against them. This will happen in a supervised environment that is led by ...

  • Help us enable people facing challenges to live as independently as they can 11 May 2018
    Befriending / VisitingBritish Red Cross – Thames Valley Area

    The aim of the Support at Home service is to help our clients through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support.  The length of time we support them will depend on their needs. The individuals we help may be recovering from an illness, surgery or an accident, or may be struggling with ...

  • Provide companionship to those in later life 29 March 2018
    Befriending / VisitingCivil Service Retirement Fellowship

    The National Visitors Network is a UK wide scheme where volunteers provide companionship to those in later life who find themselves lonely or isolated. These visits can make a real difference in people’s lives and provide much needed social contact. With Britain’s ageing population, loneliness is only getting more common and befriending schemes play a huge ...

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