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Home Befriender- Visiting people in their own home

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Do you have at least an hour a week to visit someone who is lonely and isolated?

If you enjoy talking to people and listening to their life stories, this volunteer role is for you.

As a volunteer home befriender, you will be matched with a person who is currently experiencing loneliness and isolation. Your role as a befriender is to visit them on a regular basis, at a time that suits you both. To provide some much needed conversation. 

Many of volunteers experience the joy of making new friendships, sharing memories and knowing they are giving back to their local community. 


No formal qualifications are required.

We are looking for people who are good listeners, enjoy talking to people and have a good sense of humour.

The ability to visit people in their own home is required.


  • Accessibility
    Support to access our volunteering roles is available
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description


This opportunity has no specific location.

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Availability Details

This is an extremely flexible volunteering role and will fit in alongside most work and home life commitments.

Register your Interest


  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People


  • Supporting People and Befriending

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