Befriending (Volunteer commitment: 1 hour per week per client)
Our befriending volunteers provide companionship and low level support similar to that which might occur over the garden hedge through weekly contact with local people who have become lonely or isolated.
Our volunteers do this either face to face or over the phone. Each pairing typically lasts 5 months and is used to help get to know what each person is interested in in order to be able to then look to introduce them to activities and groups that are sustainable in the longer term. These include other HTL and non HTL activities, from knit and natter to walking groups.
Volunteers can do this at times to suit their own personal schedules.
You can find more information about the project here.
Please send us your details using our application form below and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.