Face to Face Befrienders

Age Concern

Help give companionship and conversation to someone in the community who is feeling lonely or isolated. Giving just one hour a week will change someone's life for the better.

Published On: 21/05/2024
About this opportunity from Age Concern

We are looking for Befrienders to visit somebody in their community who is feeling lonely or isolated and spend approximately an hour a week with them for companionship and conversation. We try and place Face to Face Befrienders so that minimal travel is involved, unless local is not wanted. A DBS certificate is required, this is arranged by Age Concern Southend at no cost to the volunteer.


Good listening and communication skills are needed, and you would need to be able to travel to a person’s home within the Southend area.

Activity Types

Supporting people and befriending


Older People


A volunteer befriender should be available for one hour per week, between the hours of 10am and 7pm.

Find out more

For more information about Age Concern and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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