Visiting Befriender

Are you looking to meet new people and make new friends, want to help someone in your community?
1 hrs / week Flexible

We are looking for big hearted, open minded people who have a little time to give, to make a big difference

We are currently recruiting Home Visit Befrienders across the Wakefield District.

Volunteer Befrienders are matched with an isolated, lonely older person living in their own home, and are asked to visit once a week for around an hour, to provide conversation, companionship and friendship. At your visit you might spend time talking and listening, looking at photographs, playing board games/cards, helping to read the mail to someone with a sight impairment, cook a meal/bake together, help to build other social contacts in the community by researching local groups together.

There is a small element of paperwork involved in this role, in that we ask for you to complete a contact diary with details of your visits.

Home visit befrienders must be aged 18 or over. This role can be carried out any day of the week, mornings, afternoons or evenings.

Volunteers will undertake an Induction Training session before being matched and placed in role.


All out of pocket expenses can be claimed


Older people, Women, Men, Vulnerable people

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People seeking work, People working on their wellbeing

Minimum age


Skills gained

Listening, Talking to others

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others


Criminal record check (DBS), References

Age UK Wakefield District

Our aim is to always make living for the over 50's in the Wakefield District a positive and, wherever possible, enjoyable experience.
01977 552114
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