Current befriending opportunities

  • Befriender Match – Walking in the local park 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 – Swimming! 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 – 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 – Dancer 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 ...

  • Befriender Match – Walking with Confidence 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 – Gardener 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 – SportsAble 31 July 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 – Scrabble, Jigsaws and Puzzles 31 July 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 – Retired Opera Singer 31 July 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 ...

  • Are you a good chess player? 8 June 2018
    Befriending / VisitingHer Majesty’s Prison HuntercombeRG9

    We are looking for good standard chess players to help with our Thursday evening chess club in HMP Huntercombe. We have a range of players in the prison, ranging from the very strong to beginner, and would like people to come and play chess against them. This will happen in a supervised environment that is led by ...

  • Help us enable people facing challenges to live as independently as they can 11 May 2018
    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 ...

  • Provide companionship to those in later life 29 March 2018
    Befriending / VisitingCivil Service Retirement Fellowship

    The National Visitors Network is a UK wide scheme where volunteers provide companionship to those in later life who find themselves lonely or isolated. These visits can make a real difference in people’s lives and provide much needed social contact. With Britain’s ageing population, loneliness is only getting more common and befriending schemes play a huge ...

  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life? 28 February 2018
    Befriending / VisitingNational Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

    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 ...

  • Help bring colour to our members’ lives 14 December 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. We are looking for everyday ...

  • Help make a difference to the lives of others 2 November 2017
    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 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 ...

  • 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; ...

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