Oak Grove Community Church
Oak Grove Community Church is a small- medium sized church based in the north Norwich area, with a strong community focused approach. We believe we are called to share God's love and to pursue compassion and justice by meeting the needs of those around us whenever we can. Our befriending service is to meet the needs of those that are feeling isolated & or lonely and is for those who are over 18 years of age and is open to those of any faith or no faith. We primarily serve in the north Norwich area, so that we can also help participants engage with and be part of their local community. We are part of Linking Lives, a national befriending service.
Currently our service is a telephone befriending service, offering a telephone call once a week from a friendly, trained volunteer. Our vision going forward is to also have a face to face, home visiting scheme primarily for lonely and isolated parent/carers as part of our family support service.
All our volunteer befrienders have been trained for their role and have gone through a safe recruitment process including a DBS check. Please do get in contact if you would like a friendly call once a week to reduce your loneliness/isolation.
Information for volunteers
Oak Grove Community Church is a small- medium sized church based in the north Norwich area, with a strong community focused approach. We believe we are called to share God's love and to pursue compassion and justice by meeting the needs of those around us whenever we can. We want to share God's love through the gift of friendship.
Although we are a Christian organisation, we want to recruit volunteers who have a faith or not, from our local community as we believe in working together to build stronger local communities.
We have a safer recruitment process in place which includes an application form, two reference requests, an informal telephone chat, a DBS check and initial befriending training as well as ongoing training and support as needed/wanted.
If you can show compassion, have good listening and telephone skills, enjoy chatting to people, live in the Norwich area and are willing to give 12 hour - hour a week of your time please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.