By becoming a Volunteer Buddy you will enable someone to get out and about a bit more. It may be that you spend social time with someone at their own home, chatting, playing a game of dominoes or watching sports. Or, depending on the individual you are matched with, you might go out for a coffee, a walk or to see a show.
The benefits to you as a volunteer can include, meeting new people, learning new skills, gaining valuable experience, confidence building but most importantly knowing that you are making a positive difference to someone's life.
none specified - most organisations will work with volunteers aged 16 and over
Mandatory training for those providing 1:1 support. This will include, Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA), Disability & Equality, Key Policies and Volunteer induction.
Additional training can be available for those that are interested in further development.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel expenses refunded on the day.
We do not look for volunteers to have any particular experience, instead we focus on the qualities of volunteers. We ask that volunteers are kind and caring, punctual and reliable, want to make a difference to someone's life and finally, have a sense of humour.
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.
Register your opportunity
If you are an Organisation that would like your opportunity to be shown on our website, promoted by us and our staff to be aware of it when matching potential volunteers, please request a registration form here.
Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.