At Home Befriender

We are looking for Befrienders across Hart and Rushmoor working with our lovely clients for between a 4-6 week period. This role can be done either face-face or via the phone.

We have an ever growing list of older people looking for that special someone for companionship and social interaction to avoid feeling lonely or isolated within their own homes.

Our volunteer befrienders help improve the quality of life for older people who are socially isolated and may feel lonely. Our befrienders are introduced to a member with the purpose of them spending an hour or two each visit to bring friendship, company, and a chance to chat.

As part of the visit there may be a practical purpose, such as reading a newspaper to a visually impaired person, or accompanying the member shopping or include a recreational activity. The aim of our befriending schemes are to support and encourage the member to access services and facilities within the community they live in. This service really does make a difference.



Ideally own transport.

Excellent communication skills.

Confident to work alone (fully supported by a central team).


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Supported by receipts
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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This opportunity is available in the following areas:


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