Current befriending opportunities

  • Help enhance the quality of life of older people 2 November 2017
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Berkshire

    We are looking for people who will happily give a few hours of their free time to help others in their community who are lonely and vulnerable, and who are needing a bit of extra help to reconnect with their local community. The aim of the service is to enhance the quality of life of older ...

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation 2 November 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.

  • Provide friendship and support to improve the quality of life for older people 24 October 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.

  • Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone 24 October 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 ...

  • Help work wonders with wood! 19 October 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. Help work wonders with wood! We ...

  • Chess opponent wanted! 9 October 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 ...

  • Could you provide someone with company, emotional support and practical help? 5 October 2017
    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 ...

  • Could you provide a positive role-model for children who have a parent in prison? 6 September 2017
    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; ...

  • Fancy geo-caching and/or do you like building with Lego? 4 August 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 geo-caching and/or do you ...

  • Help this lady to get out and about 3 August 2017
    Befriending / VisitingRoyal Mencap Society (Mencap)

    We support a lady with a learning disability in Tilehurst. She is in her 60s and is looking for a volunteer visitor to spend time with her 6 times per year. She loves getting out for a meal, having her nails and hair done, or staying in with some arts & crafts and having a singalong. ...

  • Are you a Scrabble fanatic or a Chess Whiz? This could be the role for you! 2 August 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 ...

  • Football fan? Help this gentleman roar on the Royals! 2 August 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. Roar on the Royals! This 50 ...

  • If you are caring, compassionate and up for a natter, this could be the role for you! 27 July 2017
    Befriending / VisitingBritish Red Cross – Thames Valley Area

    If you are caring, compassionate and up for a natter, this could be the role for you! In the UK, our health and social care work offers valuable time-limited support for individuals vulnerable to crisis.   Support at Home volunteers enable people recovering from illness, surgery or an accident, or struggling with a life-changing event, to live ...

  • 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? – ...

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