Offering 1:1 befriending support to adults (16+) and older people in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. Making a valuable difference to someone's life by undertaking a social role such as chatting with someone on the phone, going out for coffee, taking a walk together, finding a hobby or joining a local group. Befrienders help people build their confidence, connect more with their communities and meet new people.
Volunteers will receive induction training before being matched with a person requiring support. Ongoing support and supervision will be given by the Volunteer Manager, who will also ensure that the volunteer can access any training to help them in their role
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Mileage (45p/mile) and all other out of pocket expenses incurred as part of the befriending service provided are reimbursed on a monthly basis.
Warm and friendly individuals who demonstrate kindness, patience, and respect to others. They must be reliable, have good communication skills and maintain confidentiality. An ability to carry out the role independently and sustain regular contact with the coordinator, providing regular updates.
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 for our staff to be aware of it when matching potential volunteers, please submit an Opportunity Registration Form,
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.