Current befriending opportunities

  • Help ENRYCH Members to get outside and enjoy some fresh air! 10 September 2021
    Befriending / VisitingENRYCH Berkshire

    We are looking for friendly Volunteers to help ENRYCH Members enjoy a leisure activity or interest of their choice. Volunteers play an incredibly important role in helping members to be active and independent. We are looking for volunteers to help ENRYCH Members to get outside and enjoy some fresh air! This may be going for a ...

  • Provide companionship to people during a difficult time in their lives 20 August 2021
    Befriending / VisitingSue Ryder-Duchess of Kent Hospice

    Feeling connected to people is vital to our wellbeing and happiness. As a Befriender with Sue Ryder, you’ll provide companionship to people during a difficult time in their lives and enable people to do the things that matter most to them. You’ll be helping Sue Ryder provide the best possible care to people with life-limiting ...

  • Tackle isolation and enhance the quality of life of people aged 50+ that live alone 12 August 2021
    Befriending / VisitingAge UK Berkshire

    Age UK Berkshire offers a Befriending (home-visiting) service to people aged 50+ who are resident in the Reading Borough or West Berkshire geographical areas. The aim of the service is to enhance the quality of life of older people who live alone and have limited or no social contact, by offering companionship and support, usually ...

  • Help children with additional needs and disabilities in your local community! 10 August 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 ENRYCH Members enjoy a leisure activity or interest of their choice 4 August 2021
    Befriending / VisitingENRYCH Berkshire

    We are looking for Friendly Volunteers to help ENRYCH Members enjoy a leisure activity or interest of their choice. Volunteers play an incredibly important role in helping members to be active and independent. You are not on your own, we support all our volunteers and will provide you with the knowledge and training that may be required. We ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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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