Current befriending opportunities

  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life? 19 July 2017
    Befriending / VisitingNational Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) Buckinghamshire

    Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life? Do you have 1- 4 hours per month to spare? We require more volunteers, so why not volunteer as a mentor/befriender for NYAS as an Independent Visitor for children and young people in care. As a volunteer you will: Have fun, take young people on outings and ...

  • Enjoy a sociable cup of tea? 13 July 2017
    Befriending / VisitingReading Borough Council (RBC)RG30

    Southcote Over 50’s is looking for someone who likes spending time with older people, chatting over a cuppa, helping out with a quiz and entertainment during the social club. The attendees are aged from 65 to 90+ and are a warm, welcoming and lively group who enjoy a good natter and laughter.

  • Help a person living with dementia to maintain a social life and to follow a hobby or interest 6 July 2017
    Befriending / VisitingAlzheimer’s Society

    Can you be a befriender to someone living with dementia? By becoming a befriending volunteer you will be able to help a person living with dementia to maintain a social life and to follow a hobby or interest. Do any of the below sound like you: – Do you have an interest or hobby you can share? – ...

  • Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone 20 June 2017
    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 20 June 2017
    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.

  • Become a Community Connector and help tackle loneliness and social isolation 4 May 2017
    Befriending / VisitingBritish Red Cross – Thames Valley Area

    Community Connectors is a brand new British Red Cross service being introduced through our partnership with the Co-op to tackle loneliness and social isolation across the UK. Our Community Connector Support volunteers will play a key role supporting people who don’t know where to turn for support to reconnect to their communities. You’ll work closely alongside ...

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation 27 April 2017
    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.

  • Sports fan? Share your love of sport with this good-humoured gentleman 20 April 2017
    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. Ping-pong and more We are ...

  • Chess opponent wanted! 4 January 2017
    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. Could you be a Checkmate? This ...

  • Join this lady for trips out when the weather’s nice and baking and crafting when it’s not 4 January 2017
    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. Trips out and crafting This lady, ...

  • Pool player wanted to help this gentleman get out in his local community 4 January 2017
    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. Pool player wanted? This delightful man, ...

  • Accompany this lady on trips to the theatre and places of interest 4 January 2017
    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. Do you like the theatre ...

  • Help this gentlemen explore his local area 4 January 2017
    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. Fancy some social activities locally? This ...

  • Artistic/ poetic collaborator sought! 16 December 2016
    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. Artist and/or poet wanted This ...

  • Crafty and Sporty? Help this lady explore new interests 16 December 2016
    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. A blind lady would very ...

  • Are you a budding marksman? Help this determined gentleman continue to pursue his interests 16 December 2016
    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. Are you a budding marksman? This ...

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