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Age UK Hertfordshire Befriending Services are entirely free, available throughout Hertfordshire, and aim to ease loneliness and isolation for people aged 50 and over. Options include both Telephone and Home Befriending depending on your individual situation.  Our Befriending volunteers are all carefully checked and fully trained and we try to match people with similar interests so there's always something to talk about.

Telephone Befriending

Our Telephone Befriending Service offers the chance to share a friendly chat on the telephone with a weekly call from one of our volunteers.

Home Befriending

Our face-to-face Befriending Service offers companionship through a weekly home visit; you'll be matched to a volunteer who will be happy to share a joke, reminisce, and listen to any worries.    

How do I sign up?

You can refer yourself, or alternatively you can be put in touch with your team by your loved ones or other organisations such as social services. Once you have been referred to us, our Befriending Coordinators will arrange a visit to discuss your needs and to explain more about the service.

For more information please call your local coordinator between 9am-4.30pm:


East Herts and Broxbourne 

Telephone: 07772 173 659

North Herts and Stevenage  

Telephone: 07538 954 189

St Albans, Harpenden and Hertsmere    

Telephone: 01727 859 583

Watford and Three Rivers

Telephone: 01923 256 361

Welwyn Hatfield

Telephone: 01707 375 814


Become a Befriending Volunteer

If you would like to join us and become a befriending volunteer, visit our volunteers page for further details.