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Befriending volunteer

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

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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 Somerset.

Befrienders get matched with an older person in the community. They visit them on a regular basis to provide companionship. 

Watch this short film to see the difference having a befriender made to Jean.

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

What is expected of me?

Befriending volunteers are expected to visit their friend regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around an hour per week.

Volunteers will also need to attend a short induction session before the first visit.

Enquire about Volunteering

Get in touch

Someone from the Volunteering team is usually in the office Monday to Friday. 

Please contact us.

Telephone: 01823 345627 (please leave a message if no-one answers)

email: volunteers@ageuksomerset.org.uk

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