Befrienders actively enable our clients to enjoy a more independent lifestyle. By offering your companionship and practical support you will be enabling people to have more choices and control over their lives.
Be part of something positive - become a Befriender! Have fun, meet new people and make a real difference by becoming a Volunteer Befriender for a physically disabled person. Ecas is a voluntary organisation dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people.
Volunteer with someone aged over 60 who is affected by isolation or loneliness and lives in EH10 & EH13 in Edinburgh. Provide 1-2-1 befriending on a weekly basis and help person to connect to their community
To provide companionship for people living with dementia to reduce their loneliness and isolation; to engage them in meaningful activities, keep connected with their local community.
The Befriending Consortium provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 5-16 though supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience for children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives due to parental drug and alcohol use.
We are looking for a volunteer to help our older people who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one to one basis.
If you enjoy meeting and chatting with people this is the job for you. Volunteers visit older people at home to provide information and companionship.
As a befriender you will support a service user to participate in social activities in the community.
As a befriender you will work one-to-one with vulnerable young people aged 16-25 years. The young people will often be ‘’hard to reach’’ by supporting services, and will be those most at risk of homelessness.
To support the member of staff and service users to promote the smooth running of the activity
Become a befriender for child or young person affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
Role will involve supporting an elderly gentleman to go out. The individual is still very active and fit and he is a keen walker. Role will involve going out for longer walks with him and chatting about football etc.
Befriend an elderly lady who is socially isolated and lost confidence to go out on her own. Role is about going out with the person for walks and coffee and chatting about all sort of different past and current affairs.
Good listener seeking a befriending role? Look no further and join us in this engaging one to one befriending role with the over 60s.
Enjoy singing rock classics in the car? Passionate about sci-fi? Or do you simply love a coffee and a blether in your favourite café? Whether you are a foodie or a footie fan, a crazy kitchen dancer or an avid film buff - we need you!
Volunteers will be working with adults with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. Support is about ensuring that people feel part of the community. This is to be achieved by going out with people for walks, coffee, cinema, shops, bowling etc.
Befrienders support carers to become more engaged with the community, or have a break from caring. Some carers like to get out and about, while others may want to meet for a coffee & chat.
Your volunteering will involve meeting with the person on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) and taking part in various activities in the community: going for walks, cinema, coffee, galleries, or just having a chat and cuppa with the person.
We are looking for a female volunteer to befriend a person in her early 40s. She became socially isolated as the result of caring for her partner. Lack of any support or social network has an impact on her emotional and mental well-being.
Befrienders spend 1-2 hours per week with a child/young person aged 10-14. The sessions take place during school, but can progress into the community once established. Full training and ongoing support provided. We provide safe, supportive non-judgemental environments where children and young people can talk.