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Distance Adult Befriender

This role is remote-based/online due to COVID-19. Full training and support will be provided before commencement of role. A PVG membership and reference checks will be required before befriending can take place. This is arranged and paid for by People Know How.
The adults we support are everyday people who may be feeling isolated and would benefit from a friendly ear and safe and supportive environment. We are looking for befrienders who have patience, empathy and understanding.

About People Know How (Edinburgh)

People Know How is a Scottish charity working with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential.

Experience Required

Skills: Good listener. Empathetic. Can relate to adults. Non-judgemental. Respectful of confidentiality. Strong sense of commitment. Ability to keep records of calls or video calls made. Flexible, reliable, and punctual Clear sense of personal boundaries and confidentiality

Training Details

Training provided

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering

1-2 hrs per week for a minimum of six months.

Location/Travel Details

You will be volunteering from home connecting to service users through phone calls.


Expenses provided.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs