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Befriending Volunteers

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Introduction to the Role

Our home befriending service is delivered on a one-to-one basis inside our clients home and is intended to combat loneliness and feelings of isolation, and works towards achieving companionship. Some practical support may be involved, such as reading/writing or a short walk to the shops.

You will be working independently although you will be supervised by our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

You would be matched with a visually impaired person who lives in an area convenient for you.

Skills required:

It is essential that you are a friendly, patient, caring person who enjoys listening and initiating conversations.

Volunteers complete a regular report sheet, so good communication skills are important.

Time Involved:

2 to 4 hours, once every two to four weeks, to be agreed between the volunteer and client.

Where the role is based:

Sheffield or Rotherham.


You can read what our volunteers get out of different roles on our Volunteer Testimonials page.


PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications due to the COVID-19 situation, as our centres are closed. When restrictions are lifted we would be very pleased to hear from you.

In the meantime, if you would like us to contact you when our centres reopen, you can email us here: volunteers@srsb.org.uk and we will keep your name on record.  

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