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Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services

Befriending Scheme


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  • Do you live in Castle Point or Rochford district?
  • Are you in need of company and someone to share time with?
  • Would you benefit from companionship and/or support?
  • Would you like to volunteer?

As a befriender we can introduce you to a fully trained and DBS checked Volunteer Befriender who will visit you on a regular basis to provide companionship. A visit from one of our Befrienders may help reduce the feeling of loneliness and isolation, increasing your confidence, aiding you to feel part of the community. A volunteer will be paired with you taking into account your location, interests and needs.

Please contact your GP surgery to refer you today.

Becoming a befriender can enhance your life just as much as those you will visit. We are in need of volunteers Monday to Sunday. Just a couple of hours of your time once a week is all that is required. We can easily tailor to your particular requirements so that the volunteering fits seamlessly into your existing lifestyle, to bring an enriching and positive experience.

To apply as a befriender simply click on the application form below to complete your details.

For any further information, please contact 01268 214000.

You can download the information below:

Befriending Application Form
Befriending Volunteer Role Description

If you would like to make a donation to the Befriending Scheme click here for more information.