By volunteering for Friends for Life you can:
- give something back to your community
- learn valuable new skills
- make new friends
Our volunteers say they get as much out of the experience as the people they help. To hear some of their stories, please click here.
There are 3 different ways in which you can volunteer with Friends for Life:
1) Personal befriending
You may wish to consider becoming one of our personal befrienders if you can spend time with a care home resident, face to face, on a regular basis (once a week or once a fortnight). These visits are flexible and can be arranged to suit you, the resident and the care home.
To find out more about befriending please click here.
If this sounds like a role you would be suited to please get in touch via the contact page. We would love to hear from you.
2) Visiting activity groups – New
If you would prefer to volunteer as part of a group, Friends for Life are interested in putting together visiting activity groups to visit different care homes, offering additional opportunities for residents. These groups can vary in shape and size, from poetry to music to craft and more!
When visiting as part of an activity group Friends for Life would cover your travelling and parking expenses. We would also reimburse you for the small expenses incurred when running the group (e.g. cost of materials).
3) Offering other skills/ becoming a Trustee
Running a charity requires lots of different skills! As a small local charity, Friends for Life are always keen to hear from people interested in lending us their time and talents for a period of time.
We would also be delighted to hear from people interested in making a longer commitment to us by joining the Friends for Life Steering Group or becoming a Friends for Life Trustee.
If you have skills in marketing, design, fundraising, IT or another appropriate area, please get in touch via the contact page to talk about how your skillset help the work Friends for Life do. We would be delighted to hear from you.