The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

We work throughout the London Borough of Merton with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our community. We match volunteer befrienders with vulnerable and/or socially isolated people who live independently. Befrienders can offer conversation and companionship either over the phone or face to face. For many of our befriending clients, a call or visit from a befriender may be the only human contact 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 call or visit weekly or fortnightly. These calls and 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.


Annabella Dudziec
The Wimbledon Guild Of Social Welfare
30/32 Worple Road
SW20 8QQ

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