The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare
We work in the London Borough of Merton with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our community. We match volunteer befrienders with older people who live independently. Befrienders can offer company, conversation and maybe some practical help with everyday things too. For many of our befriending clients, a visit from a befriender may be the only visit they may have all week so makes a real difference!
Information for volunteers
We welcome all volunteers who would like to be matched with somebody local who is socially isolated. Volunteers are matched with an isolated person within Merton and visit weekly or fortnightly. These visits make a huge difference to the lives of people in our community who are socially isolated for whatever reason. In fact, they can be life-changing! We work mainly with clients aged over 65 but also support younger clients where we identify a need.