Befriending Service - Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

Having regular interactions with other people can help to combat loneliness and improve quality of life, physical health and mental well-being, which is why we are recruiting and training volunteers to become befrienders.

The Befriend West Berkshire project can help people who are/at risk of becoming socially isolated and are:
• Over 50 years old
• Living in the West Berkshire area

How can you help?

Befrienders and clients will be carefully matched based on shared likes, dislikes, values and interests. Each befriender connection will be unique, but just like a friend, you will take the time to pop in regularly for a friendly chat. The activities you share could grow as the support develops, such as occasional outings.

You will be trained and fully supported throughout the period of your volunteer befriending.

This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for good listeners with empathy, patience and a friendly nature. The time commitment can be flexible to suit you, your lifestyle and commitments.

Who to contact

Telephone
01635 49004
E-mail
befriend@vcwb.org.uk
Website
Befriending service - Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/volunteercentrewestberkshire/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/vcwb1?lang=en

Where to go

Address
Volunteer Centre, 1
Bolton Place
Newbury
Postcode
RG14 1AJ

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
50+
Referral Details

Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a third party, such as a  friend, family member, health professional, voluntary organisation or adult social care.

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