Buddy Befriender - Rushmoor

Are you a friendly person who likes to chat? Can you spare an hour or two a week?

We are looking for people to join our friendly team of volunteer Buddy Befrienders who will support members of the Rushmoor community who have lost their confidence in going out. Because they are unable to access local facilities and social opportunities, they find themselves lonely and isolated.

As a Volunteer Buddy Befriender, you will be assigned to a resident, who you will accompany on a number of planned trips out. You will be providing reassurance and support during these outings. The eventual aim is that they will feel confident to be able to go out on their own again.

Trips may be via public transport, walking or meeting at a venue.  

We are looking for people who can create a supportive environment for people who have lost their confidence when they go on their first trips out.  


What skills will you need: 

  • Friendly and empathetic
  • Have a non-judgemental approach
  • Good communicators
  • Patient and sensitive
  • Stay calm under pressure
  • Flexible in their approach to volunteering
  • Willing to follow service boundaries, policies and procedures
  • Understanding of the need for confidentially and sensitivity


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

When can I volunteer?

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

A weekly commitment is required.


Civic Offices
Farnborough Road
GU14 7JU

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