Current befriending opportunities

  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life? 3 October 2019
    Befriending / VisitingNational Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

    NYAS is a national children’s charity providing advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them We are seeking adult volunteers to become Independent Visitors (IV) who befriend and develop long-term friendships with a young people in care. This can involve helping young people develop new interests, skills and ...

  • Looking for Urdu speaking volunteers to visit older people in Reading 25 July 2019
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Berkshire

    Age UK Berkshire are looking for Urdu speaking volunteers to visit older people in Reading and spend quality time listening to and talking to them one-to-one. The aim of this service is to enhance the quality of life of older people who live alone and have limited or no social contact, by offering companionship and support.

  • 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 ...

  • Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone 8 July 2019
    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 ...

  • Help make a difference to the lives of others 1 July 2019
    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 ...

  • 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.

  • Could you help someone who is facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition? 24 June 2019
    Befriending / VisitingSue Ryder-Duchess of Kent Hospice

    Sue Ryder is looking for volunteer befrienders to support families facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition. Volunteer befrienders help by making weekly home visits to offer company, emotional support and practical help. This might involve chatting over a cup of tea, taking someone out to a favourite place or running a couple of errands for the ...

  • Seeking a male befriender to help our client get out and about 20 June 2019
    Befriending / VisitingDimensions

    Do you like to get out and about, doing different activities? A lady we support is looking for a male volunteer buddy to accompany her in a range of social activities. Volunteering activities will include: Engage the individual to find new activities in the local area – anything which enables her to get out and make new friends, Going ...

  • Befriender Match – Swimming Assistance 18 June 2019
    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 – Help with Cooking 18 June 2019
    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 Discussions 18 June 2019
    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 – Bodhran 14 June 2019
    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 – Discussions on current affairs 14 June 2019
    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 – All kinds of socialising 11 June 2019
    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 – Woodworker seeking assistance! 22 March 2019
    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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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