Our volunteer Befrienders are matched by our Volunteer Officers to a client with similar interests. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to support someone in your local area get in contact! Our Befrienders are involved in activities to increases independence, it may be initially meeting up for a drink and a chat then venturing outdoors to a local cafe, the cinema or a dance class! Watch our videos below to see the difference an hour of your time a week can make to someone and hear from our volunteers what hidden benefits they have found from volunteering.
Meet Melanie and Santa
Santa joined us as a volunteer Befriender in March 2019 and was matched by one of our local Volunteer Officers to befriend Melanie. With a weekly visit Santa has transformed Melanie’s week, given her something to look forward to, friendship and plenty of laughs! Watch the video below and see for yourself what an impact volunteering has had for both Melanie and Santa.
Meet Anne, Leonie and June
June has seen an incredible difference in her time of visiting Leonie, her time and patience has had a considerable effect on Leonie.
Meet Mike and Barbara
Barbara was matched to Mike at a meeting with one of our Volunteer Officers, our Officers are trained to support volunteers in their role, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!