Could you join our team as a volunteer to support people in Norfolk?
Our free Norfolk Befriending Service aims to offer an inclusive, trusted service that puts volunteers in contact with unpaid carers to make sure they can get out and about, take a break, or get some practical help at home.
We look to match volunteers with carers who share similar hobbies and interests.
Our volunteer Befrienders provide a range of support for unpaid carers, from regular companionship at home, as well as supporting carers to use services in their community whether that is heading to the library or take part in a hobby, or to provide practical support such as dog walking, collecting prescriptions, shopping or gardening.
Volunteer Befrienders can also offer companionship for the person that the carer looks after at home, to help make it easier for the carer to get out into their local community for activities that give them support, friendship and improve their wellbeing.
The support we provide can take place alongside any other care and support the carers may receive.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of carers and the people they look after, to meet new people, to use and enhance your existing skills and develop new, transferable skills.
Where you will be based
The project is based across Norfolk and volunteers can agree to areas within the county they are willing to consider travelling to.
Want to know more
For full details of the volunteering role and about our application process, please contact Jane Hawkin, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 07843 327485 or email [email protected]
More about the service
If you are an unpaid carer or know someone looking after a family member or friend, find out more about the Norfolk Befriending Service, including how to register your interest.
Thanks to The Earl of Northampton’s Charity, via their sole Trustee, The Mercers’ Company, for supporting this project.