Urgently Required: Volunteer Befrienders
Do you enjoy a good chat, are you a good listener and could you spare just 2 hours once a week?
Becoming a volunteer befriender is providing support and companionship to potentially isolated and vulnerable people.
The people most suited to befriending are those who are interested in other people, are good listeners, are reliable, and have 2-3 hours to commit each week. Often previous experience is not needed. It's more about who you are than what you've done. Befriending is an opportunity to give something back through making a difference with your time and commitment to isolated and vulnerable people.
Because befriending involves supporting someone who is isolated, we assess volunteers thoroughly. Barnet Carers Centre provides training and induction to prepare you for the role of befriender, to ensure you are a good match with your befriendee.