We are seeking friendly, knowledgeable and reliable Befrienders to join our volunteer team

Our befriending volunteers focus on building reliable relationships with people accessing our services who may be experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness.

Responsibilities of this role include meeting up with individuals who use our services in a social setting on a regular basis and providing support and companionship. As a befriending volunteer, you will be a friendly face to our service users and will help combat the stigma that affects people living with a blood-borne virus.


Are You…

  • Friendly
  • Informed (or willing to learn)
  • Reliable
  • Reflective
  • Active listener
  • Caring
  • Understanding
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Non-judgemental
  • Open-minded
  • Able to operate within boundaries

We would LOVE to hear from you!

What you can expect:

  • Meet new people
  • Build relationships
  • Develop your skills in listening, understanding, and processing positive and challenging experiences
  • Positively impact someone’s life
  • Contribute to the fight against stigma
  • Receive support from Waverley Care on a one to one and group basis
  • Group Support sessions with Waverley Care and other befrienders to learn from one another
  • Regular volunteer events

By providing your details you agree to our Privacy Policy. We will use your data to track your volunteering and keep you up to date with the work of Waverley Care.

If you’d prefer to sign-up by telephone, please call us on 07736 972642.