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Become a volunteer befriender. You could provide company for a lonely older person in Buckinghamshire.

Befriending volunteers make a huge difference by visiting regularly to provide companionship and helping alleviate loneliness in the local community.

What do befrienders do?

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 Buckinghamshire.

Befrienders get matched with an older person in the community. They visit them or call them 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 Buckinghamshire's volunteer team
  • Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?

Befriending volunteers are expected to call or visit their friend regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around 30 minutes to an hour per week, over a long period of time. Volunteers will also need to attend a short training session and provide references.

Contact us today or fill out the form below and our Volunteer Co-ordinator Leah will get back to you.
Email -
Phone - 01296 431 911

- Word version
Age UK Bucks - Volunteer Application Form.docx

Pdf version (
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Age UK Bucks - Volunteer Application Form.pdf

How would you like us to contact you?
Multiple or single choice

Become a BOOST volunteer.
As a BOOST volunteer you could support your client to reach their individual goals and encourage them to meet like-minded people in their communities.

Benefits of becoming a BOOST volunteer

  • Join an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference

  • Have a rewarding experience, making a difference to vulnerable older people

  • Receive an induction and ongoing training in individual and group volunteer support sessions

  • Use and develop your communication and people skills.