Online Volunteer Training

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Core Skills in Befriending for Volunteers is a 10-module online training course for befrienders, available free of charge to Befriending Networks members. The 10 modules are as follows:

  • Module 1 - What is befriending?
  • Module 2 - Values and attitudes in befriending
  • Module 3 - Communication skills
  • Module 4 - Building befriending relationships
  • Module 5 - The matching process
  • Module 6 - Boundaries and confidentiality
  • Module 7 - Support and supervision
  • Module 8 - Roles and responsibilities within befriending
  • Module 9 - Managing endings
  • Module 10 - Befrienders as community connectors

We have places for 10 member organisations to sign up 5 volunteers each per month. Coordinators have access to all materials submitted by their volunteers and can track and give feedback on their progress. Volunteers receive a certificate from Befriending Networks on successful completion of the course.

Please follow the link below to book your place.

If you would like further information, please email Victoria Galloway (Learning Development Officer) on


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26 FebMarch Volunteer Registration: Core Skills in Befriending for Volunteers
26 FebMarch Coordinator Registration: Core Skills in Befriending for Volunteers