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Volunteer Befriender

Role Summary

Our befriending service is designed to provide individuals with companionship and support through one-to-one social interaction, initially over the telephone.

Volunteer Befrienders will work to alleviate isolation amongst the community we represent by:

  • Providing service users with companionship, social interaction and the support they have identified to enable them to participate in community life.
  • To be a caring listener for people who may not have others they feel comfortable talking to.
  • Meeting with them for social activities such as coffee, a walk or via a telephone call to reduce loneliness and isolation.

The Volunteer Befriender role will be supported by the Volunteer and Friendship Co-ordinator, who will provide training, support and supervision.

To apply

To learn more about the work we do, visit our website: https://www.disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk/

If you have any questions or would like to express an interest in volunteering with us please contact our Volunteer and Friendship Coordinator, Virginia, at virginia.mcall-porter@disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk or call 01623 658 060.

All volunteers with Disability Nottinghamshire are requested to complete an application form, attend an informal interview, provide two successful references, and sign a volunteer agreement. Where relevant, volunteers may require a DBS check.


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