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It's a terrible thing to be lonely. Did you know that 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely? You can do something to help by becoming a befriender with Age UK Barnet.

What does the role involve?

You'll be get matched with an older person in the community who you will visit on a regular basis to provide companionship.

What you will get out of it

  • It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life
  • You'll be giving something to your community
  • You get to be part of Age UK Barnet's volunteer team
  • Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?

Befriending volunteers are expected to visit their Befriendee regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around 1 to 2 hours a week, over a long period of time( minimum of 6 months.) Volunteers will also need to attend a training session and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Role profile and application form

Please contact Lisa Robbins, Volunteering Manager on 020 8432 1422 or email to discuss the role before sending your application.