Why should you become a member?

"From Common Ground Meetings to the Annual Conference and Befriending Week to training events and social media, all complemented by a comprehensive website, Befriending Networks continuously strives to keep the membership connected."

—Integr8 West Lothian Youth Service

The main benefits of membership include:

  • Free online training on Core Befriending Skills for Volunteers
  • Discounted Vital Skills and Complementary training - Face to Face, Online and Bespoke
  • Access to our Quality in Befriending Award Process
  • Discounted access to national events
  • Free access to our regional Common Ground networking events, or by webinar
  • Access to 1:1 telephone support with our trained and highly experienced staff
  • Free copy of our ‘Good Practice in Befriending’ Guide
  • Access to member only sections on our website including a bank of useful resource documents and news articles
  • Access to our Evaluation Toolkit 
  • Free listing in the Befriending Services Directory, the online database of befriending organisations in the UK and Ireland
  • Free advertising for befriending staff vacancies on our website, in our monthly newsletter and on social media, and promotion of events via our Facebook page and Twitter
  • Access to our consultancy and evaluation service

Click here for current membership costs