Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service
Our friends are an essential part of our support networks and help make us who we are. However, there may be times in our lives when we may find it difficult to get out and about, we may have lost touch with our friends and relatives and we may find ourselves feeling lonely. This is where Rushcliffe Befriends can help. Our Befriending service is available to anyone who is feeling lonely and would like the support of a volunteer befriender.
We will match you to one of our Telephone Befriending Volunteers who will call up to twice a week. Our volunteers will take time to listen to you and have a friendly chat. The aim of the service is to reduce social isolation and to help make life more fulfilling.
Our Befriending Service is particularly important now that people are socially isolated as a result of the current pandemic. Our volunteers are here to provide wellbeing calls to those most isolated and to help ensure that you receive the help reassurance that you need.
Information for volunteers
We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic volunteers to help as volunteer befrienders.
Building a relationship with an isolated person can really help to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and their self esteem.
Our befrienders call people who are feeling isolated or lonely on a regular basis to create an enjoyable and supportive relationship.
You will listen, share experiences and hear about those of the person you're getting to know with the aim of supporting people to build their confidence and re-engage with the community.