Current befriending opportunities

  • Mad for Mario? Fanatical about Fifa? This could be the role for you! 8 July 2021
    Befriending / VisitingDimensions

    Video gamers wanted! Are you a gaming fanatic? Do you enjoy playing with others? A number of people we support absolutely love gaming and technology and so we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be their gaming buddies! As a volunteer buddy, you would be matched up with a person we support to play different games with and ...

  • Have a huge positive impact on someone’s life by just picking up the phone 25 June 2021
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Reading

    We are seeking volunteers to help improve the quality of life for older people who live in the Reading area by providing friendship and support as part of the Age UK Reading Befriending Scheme. Many older people experience chronic loneliness in later life and, as a result, experience a decline in wellbeing and associated health impacts. ...

  • Help children with additional needs and disabilities in your local community! 4 March 2021
    Befriending / VisitingMe2 Club

    Help children with additional needs and disabilities in your local community! Make a difference to a child’s life by volunteering with us. Me2 Club is a local charity that supports children with additional needs and disabilities in the Wokingham and Reading Boroughs attend mainstream activities including uniform groups, sports clubs and drama groups. We do this by ...

  • Help connect those in need to the people and services that can help them the most! 10 February 2021
    Befriending / VisitingRAF Association

    Connections for Life is the new way that the RAF Association is delivering our welfare services by matching volunteers with beneficiaries. Whether lonely, isolated from friends and family or facing difficult situations alone, Connections For Life works tirelessly to connect those in need to the people and services that can help them the most. Depending on the beneficiary’s ...

  • Support Worker opportunity to support homeless migrants, refugees and asylum seekers 13 January 2021
    Befriending / VisitingSanctuary HostingOX4

    Sanctuary Hosting is a registered UK charity that provides shelter to homeless vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom are destitute and have escaped torture. We work across the Thames Valley to match guests to generous people who have a spare room to accommodate them temporarily, until long-term housing options become available. We can ...

  • Are you living with or caring for someone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? Connect with others in this peer support role 3 December 2020
    Befriending / VisitingDiabetes UK

    The Diabetes Friends role aims to connect people living with diabetes. We hope that this scheme will help to reduce isolation and give people the chance to receive peer support from someone else who knows what it is like to live with the condition. Sometimes we all need to talk things over and being able to ...

  • Could you help ensure our Members hear a friendly voice through a regular phone call? 19 November 2020
    Befriending / VisitingENRYCH BerkshireRG6

    ENRYCH is currently operating a telephone only contact-free volunteering befriending service. We have a number of Members who would really benefit & appreciate a friendly voice & a regular phone call. Volunteers and Members are matched based on skills & personality. A current DBS appreciated though we can organise.

  • Join our team of telephone befrienders 10 November 2020
    Befriending / VisitingBerkshire Vision

    Berkshire Vision provides information/support to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. We offer a wide range of services to our members and their families, as well as working with health and social care professionals, local employers and community groups to improve their understanding of visual impairment. We are recruiting more Volunteer Telephone Befrienders ...

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation 9 November 2020
    Befriending / VisitingEngage Befriending

    Have you got up to an hour or so to spare a week? Are you keen to help reduce loneliness in the community? Would you be happy to chat to an older person on the phone? Engage Befriending are a local charity that works to reduces loneliness and isolation amongst older people in Reading. We are ...

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