Current befriending opportunities

  • 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 – Vegan Cooking 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 ...

  • Become a visiting volunteer and help us in reducing social isolation of people with a learning disability 4 April 2019
    Befriending / VisitingRoyal Mencap Society (Mencap)

    In this role you’ll be visiting two older women with learning disabilities in Reading. Anna and Lizzy are both 70 and we’d like the same visitor to visit both of them, alternating who you see each month. Anna is in Caversham and would enjoy being taken to the local park in her wheelchair or out for coffee ...

  • 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 ...

  • Seeking coffee morning host for residents and visitors of our homeless hostel 22 March 2019
    Befriending / VisitingSalvation Army (Willow House)RG1

    Based at a homeless hostel, the role will involve preparing and setting out Coffee and Cakes for residents and visitors to the hostel. It will also involve chatting with those who attend the coffee morning. Once the coffee morning has finished it will then involve the putting away of the trolley and washing up.

  • Support families facing the challenge of a life-limiting condition 15 March 2019
    Befriending / VisitingSue Ryder-Duchess of Kent Hospice

      We’re 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 family.  

  • Help us enable people facing challenges to live as independently as they can 15 February 2019
    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 ...

  • Help us to enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love 14 January 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 – 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 – 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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