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Befriending volunteer

As a befriender you could provide company, in person support, home visits or telephone befriending for a local resident in East London.

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Please note that the recruitment process to be a befriender may take between 6-8 weeks; this is dependent on DBS/references checks and training. 

What does an East End Friend do?

East Ends Friends are offering the lending hand isolated people need by doing check in calls, visits and outings and digital support.  They build relationships in the process, which enable meaningful conversations and help to identify support needs and other services and activities that will help maintain their clients’ mental health.   A key aim of the role is to signpost or refer clients to other services and activities, initially accompany them, and build their confidence back to get out into the community and to ultimate feel independent again.

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 East London's volunteer team
  • Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

Download the Job description for more information.

East End Friends