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Volunteer Befrienders

Volunteer Befrienders

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    Temporary / Interim

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    £0 per year

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    Volunteers Team

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    about 4 years ago

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Urgently Required: Volunteer Befrienders for A New Service

Do you enjoy a good chat, are you a good listener and could you spare just 2 hours once a week?

Becoming a volunteer befriender is providing support and companionship to potentially isolated and vulnerable people.

The people most suited to befriending are those who are interested in other people, are good listeners, are reliable, and have 2-3 hours to commit each week. Often previous experience is not needed. It's more about who you are than what you've done. Befriending is an opportunity to give something back through making a difference with your time and commitment to isolated and vulnerable people.

Because befriending involves supporting someone who is isolated, we assess volunteers thoroughly. Barnet Carers Centre provides training and induction to prepare you for the role of befriender, to ensure you are a good match with your befriender.

Desirable qualities:

  • Committed to improving services to carers
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • A good listener
  • Professional attitude
  • Reliability
  • Good communication skills

We will provide:

  • Full DBS Check
  • Induction and training
  • Ongoing support
  • Paid travel expenses

If you are interested please let us know by contacting us on 020 8343 9698 or email

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.