Our befrienders will usually visit their befriendee about once a week for an hour or so and provide genuine 1-1 and face to face contact.– because of the recent pandemic new friendships are starting with telephone contact until visiting can start again and people are happy to make this changeover. The timing of visits or calls is entirely flexible, and the scheme prides itself on being non-bureaucratic – so not about form filling or paperwork – just about people!
If you find other people stories, experiences, and viewpoints to be interesting, stimulating and challenging then you will feel valued and offer value to someone who will really appreciate your company and time.
There is no time limit for being a friend – your friendship
will continue for as long as you want it to and the rewards on both sides can
be truly long lasting.
We cover the whole of Tandridge. The
matching of befrienders with befriendees is based on compatibility rather than
location and we particularly need to be able to call on more male befriender
volunteers for friendships across the district.
If you enjoy caring, sharing, listening and chatting then you will make a wonderful befriender – and you will make a genuine difference to the life of someone else.
Being trustworthy, honest and reliable is important in
any relationship and particularly so when the person you make contact with may
be vulnerable, or lacking in self esteem or confidence.
A minimum of an hour a week at a time to be mutually agreed.
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation
NCT Sunbury, Shepperton and Chertsey Branch
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
The Orpheus Centre
Submit a quick enquiry to express your interest in this opportunity.