Running a Befriending Service (NEW)

Purpose and content of this workshop

This 2.5hr interactive workshop will be non-stop discussion, networking and top tips to support new befriending projects and / or new befriending staff. All attendees will receive a digital copy of our Good Practice Guide Running a Befriending Service (a membership exclusive). Key topics will include:

  • Protecting Volunteers Wellbeing
  • Matches: Open-ended or Time-Limited? 
  • Building a Positive Reputation and Decreasing Inappropriate Referrals
  • Key Policies and Procedures to Ensure Strong Operations 

Who is this for?

This workshop is designed to help those who are looking for reassurance or new ideas for running their befriending project. This workshop may be perfect for those:

  • Newly hired befriending staff i.e. coordinators, project leaders, management
  • Newly launched befriending projects e.g. COVID response funding


For members of Befriending Networks, this workshop costs £15. For non-members, this workshop is £25. Please note, members must log in to their account on the website prior to booking,. Otherwise you will be charged the full amount. 


There are 50 spaces in total and bookings close at 5pm on Tuesday 15th March.


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