Current befriending opportunities

  • 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 ...

  • Could you be a friend to an older person in Reading? Volunteer to visit someone who is lonely or can’t get out much 23 March 2017
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Berkshire

    Age UK Berkshire are looking for people to befriend lonely or vulnerable older people in your local community. Many older people live alone and have limited or no social contact – they may be new to the area, recently bereaved, or far away from their family. They would really love to see a friendly face from ...

  • You can make a difference by offering companionship and conversation 15 March 2017
    Befriending / VisitingSue Ryder

    Living with a life-limiting condition can be lonely and isolating for our patients and their families. Our befrienders help by making weekly visits to provide support. This may involve: Offering companionship and conversation. Sharing in an interest or activity. Listening and offering emotional support. Taking someone out on short trips. Helping with small practical tasks. Providing carers with a break. We can’t change ...

  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life? 1 March 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 ...

  • Could you be a ‘Positive Futures’ Mentor? 21 February 2017
    Befriending / VisitingThames Valley Positive Support (TVPS)

    TVPS, Berkshire’s leading HIV and sexual health charity,  have recently been awarded funding from the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund to launch a brand new service to support long term diagnosed HIV positive people and reduce their isolation. The project, ‘Positive Futures’, needs volunteer mentors who could spend an hour a week with a TVPS ...

  • Help a person living with dementia to maintain a social life and to follow a hobby or interest 14 February 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? – ...

  • Provide friendship and support to improve the quality of life for older people 6 February 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 6 February 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation 15 December 2016
    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.

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