Befriender (volunteer)

Can you help?

We have a waiting list of older people in your area in need of someone to visit. If you think you could befriend an older person in your locality – please do get in touch with us.



or call 0118 9567000

All our volunteers receive a DBS check, initial training and on-going support.


Did you know that loneliness in older people is a growing problem in the UK, with 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 saying they ‘often’ or ‘always’ feel lonely?


Engage Befriending is an innovative scheme connecting isolated older people with their community through regular visits by volunteer befrienders. Weekly home visits break down the barriers of isolation – increasing self-esteem & self-confidence – creating opportunities to engage with the wider community.

To apply for this job email your details to

Engage Befriending Website

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