Being a Befriender: The Good Practice Guide

The Good Practice Guide Being a Befriender is a resource exclusive to member organsiations. This booklet was launched during Volunteer Week 2019 as a resource for volunteers to support them in their role and has been updated in 2021 to account for changes in befriending. This can be provided to volunteers who are new to befriending or to those who want a refresher. 

Each section of the booklet is dedicated to key factors of befriending, such as boundaries or the importance of support and supervision sessions. As a befriending project, you can use this as a resource to support your volunteer training or to give you inspiration for creating your own volunteer handbook specifically for your project.