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Phil has the honour of being our oldest volunteer at 90 years of age!

To provide companionship and support to older people in Torbay.


Paignton, Torquay or Brixham 


1 Hour plus per week (Monday - Friday) 

Training and support:

Induction programme and constant support during your time with Age UK Torbay. 

The service:

The Befriending service offers a lifeline to many lonely and isolated older people living in Torbay. Volunteers visit one or more clients in their own homes on a regular basis. The service aims to promote independence and re-build confidence, and can be particularly helpful for example following discharge from hospital, bereavement, or a long-term illness. 

Person & job requirements:
  • Time for/understanding of older people
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Visiting for a coffee, chat, etc at the client's own residence
  • Offering friendship and reassurance
  • Sharing common interests and hobbies 

More about our Befriending service.

More information

For further information contact Age UK Torbay: Tel: 01803 555 181 Email:

Download Volunteer Application Pack

Our pack gives you all the information you need to apply as a volunteer for Age UK Torbay.

Please return completed application forms to 12 Dendy Road, Paignton TQ4 5DB.

Your help will make a real difference to the lives of older people in Torbay.