Our befriending and telephone support service provides supportive, reliable relationships to people who otherwise would be lonely and socially isolated. We need volunteers for our befriending team for both face-to-face befriending and telephone support.
If you are interested in becoming a befriender come and have chat to Pauline Hollis on 020 8979 9662 who will explain what the commitment is and the training and support we provide our volunteers.
There are a number of checks we have to go through and there is a requirement that the training is completed successfully before you take on the responsibility of supporting a local person.
Sometimes it is best to see or hear the words of someone who has become a volunteer to understand the benefits to all parties by becoming a Befriender and Fred Newton is one.
"Befriending calls for mutual respect and shared interests can help to form a bond. My befriendee, Bob, and I were both widowers in our 80's and long term residents in the local area. We found we had common interests and it was a pleasure for me to share Bob's interest in boats and his families involvement in the Dunkirk Evacuation.
I particularly thank The Greenwood centre; for promoting the befriending project and enabling me to serve a real leader of men. My final words are do consider befriending, you get every bit as much out as you put in". | Fred Newton, Volunteer Befriender
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