BeFriend in Bellshill

BeFriend in Bellshill is part of the multi-activity Orbiston Neigbourhood Centre. Our volunteers befriend older adults in Bellshill and the surrounding area, who experience feelings of loneliness or isolation. We aim, with the help of our volunteers, to provide companionship and support, to increase the confidence and self-esteem of our befriendees and help them feel part of their local community. Our 1 to 1 befrienders are matched with a befriendee and visit them at home, usually weekly. They will spend an hour or so there and talk with their host. Where appropriate they can accompany their befriendee on short outings for a coffee etc. We also provide telephone befriending which involves a weekly call for a maximum of 30 minutes from the same volunteer each week for a chat. We have 5 befriending groups which bring people together for activities, company, fun and a chat. Please contact us for more information.

Information for volunteers

1:1 befriending, telephone befriending and group befriending for older adults in Bellshill and the surrounding area who are experiencing feelings of isolation and loneliness. The opportunity to be part of our team and meet new people, have a laugh, learn new skills, increase your confidence and self-esteem while making a difference to someone's life. PVG check, suitable references and Induction training required before becoming a volunteer. Please contact us for more information.


Elaine Hamilton
BeFriend In Bellshill
Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre
Busby Road

Age Groups