Why should you become a member?

"Happy with the way that we are being kept up to date with the latest news, upcoming events etc. Keep going along the same lines, which should help to raise awareness and an understanding of Befriending "

—Befriending Lewis

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