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Opportunity: Peer Mentor

To use your own personal lived experience of mental health to support someone in a similar situation to achieve positive change in their lives.


Opportunity: Befriender

The aim of this role is for volunteers to provide friendship to older people who have become isolated and to help motivate them to become socially active again.


Opportunity: Association Visitor

Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and carer) on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices.


Opportunity: Telephone Befriender

Telephone Befriending: Providing support & some companionship by regularly telephoning someone for friendly chat & to check up on them each week. Telephone Befriending really helps brighten up their day!.


Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Trinity’s Volunteer Befriending Service provides vital support to patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses or those who are elderly and frail living in our central and south west London community. The role provides valuable and much needed support for patients and an opportunity for carers and families to take a break from caring responsibilities.
This role is flexible and the support you offer will vary according to the needs of the patient and their family and carers.
Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care, counselling or advice, or cooking and cleaning.
Please note our patients normally request visits between the hours of 10am & 5pm (Mon-Fri) however we do have some requests for weekend visits.
Trinity provides a comprehensive training programme and ongoing support and supervision to provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out this role effectively.


Opportunity: Telephone Befriending Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being - and we’d love to hear from UCL students who can help us out on our telephone befriending programme.


Opportunity: Befriender/Champion

We are looking for volunteers to act as befrienders for two of our Services.

Friendship Network: our network of befrienders visit older isolated people in North Islington for a chat and some company.

Stroke Project: our befrienders (Stroke Champions) specifically visit people who have suffered a stroke, to alleviate their isolation and help them with practical issues. They can also attend our Stroke Club on a Friday morning.


Opportunity: Social Buddy

You’ll be helping your buddy to reach the life goal they’ve set themselves, such as using money, doing something new, being more active, letting their hair down, staying out late, using their mobile phone, pursuing an interest or making a new friend.


Opportunity: Communication Support Volunteer

The volunteer role is to offer supported communication to enable people with acquired communication disability to interact and contribute to group conversation. It can also involve supporting peer leaders facilitating group conversation and indeed offering welcome and inclusion of new members.


Opportunity: Home Support Volunteer

Home Support volunteers aim to provide emotional, social and practical support to family members during the child’s life and during the period following the child’s death if appropriate. Becoming a Home Support volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting / life threatening conditions and their families.


Opportunity: Volunteer Befriender

Henna Asian Women’s Group is opening their Befriending service to all individuals that are in need for extra help to improve their social circle. We will reach out to the most vulnerable individuals that live in any Borough of London.
Henna volunteers will pay regular weekly visits to clients and support them into taking steps to come out of the home and access different services.
The Befriending service does not include shopping, cooking, cleaning the individual’s home or bathing/changing the individual or their family members.


Opportunity: Volunteer befriender

Sant* supports refugees and asylum seekers who have social care/ health issues. Befrienders will help people to link to services, rebuild confidence, overcome practical problems such as language barriers, and better understand UK culture.Training & support will be provided.


Opportunity: Spectrum Link

To provide a befriending service for children in the Camden area who have mental and physical disabilities and to provide them with opportunities that they may otherwise not have access to. This also enables parents to have a small amount of respite, so it is for the benefit of the children, parents, and you as volunteers!


Opportunity: Befriending

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to older people in the community . People living alone can become very isolated and begin to lose touch with friends and family for many reasons. Complex health problems, anxiety and depression are just some of the issues facing older communities. That’s where you come in! The support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve peoples health and emotional well-being! A lot can be learnt from the life experiences of our older populations! Get in touch if you would like to volunteer.


Opportunity: iPad Workshop Assistant

To work with the tutor to help older people get online, build their confidence and discover all the amazing things technology has to offer them


Opportunity: Befriender / Mentor

Family Friends* volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and they are selected for their qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding. They use our training and their commitment and life experiences to become a supportive friend or mentor. In addition to finding it very rewarding and gaining the benefit of learning some new skills, many use their experience of volunteering with us to help develop their own careers. Our volunteers recognise the importance of reliability, confidentiality and trust.


Opportunity: Reach Out Volunteer Support

To support families with a child or adult with Autism


Opportunity: Escorting Volunteer

Health and mobility issues mean that many older people lack confidence about going out on their own. Things like attending medical appointments, going to the bank or for a local walk become a real challenge. Make a difference by applying to volunteer with our project.



Opportunity: Children's & Young People's Buddy, Tower Hamlets

Sense is running an exciting and innovative new volunteer led buddying service in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, providing 1 to 1 and/or group buddying to children and young people with disabilities. Children and young people will be supported by volunteers to access services and activities in the area that they are interested in, this could vary from play to learning to climb, to concerts or sports. Volunteers will be supported by a service coordinator and buddying assistants.