Interim Volunteer Videos

In April 2020 Befriending Networks developed an Interim Volunteer Training to give organisations the tools to support current volunteers to provide telephone/distance befriending and/or train new volunteers coming forward during the pandemic. We are proud to have been able to contribute to helping voluntary organisations across the UK support people at a time of crisis. As circumstances continue to evolve and 'new normals' established, this resource is no longer available. Befriending Networks will soon be launching a new Volunteer Training Toolkit for our members.


Important Dates & Announcments

31 October - Registration for the Interim Volunteer Videos closes.

What's next? With lockdown measures continuing to effect Befriending organisations throughout the UK, Befriending Networks has decided to extend access to the Interim Volunteer Videos for those organisations who have registered prior to 31 October (new members of Befriending Networks who have not yet registered, but would like to receive access to the videos should email

New Volunteer Training Toolkit Coming in 2021 Befriending Networks will be in touch with its members with further information about the member exclusive new Volunteer Training Toolkit in the early part of 2021. This Toolkit will include written resources, suggestions for interactive training activities, training video, audio and PowerPoint materials and more; to be used in combination with in-house, service-specific training and applicable to both face-to-face and distance befriending.


Contact: Victoria, Learning and Development Officer,