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As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in North Tyneside.

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 North Tyneside.

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 North Tyneside's volunteer team
  • Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?

Befriending volunteers visit their befriendee for an hour per week, for a cuppa and a chat, over a long period of time. Volunteers will attend a regular training sessions and references are required.

You can sign up to volunteer now or, telephone our Befriending Coordinator Beverley Swan on 0191 2877013 to find out more.

Sign up to volunteer now