Befriender - New Milton area

HOPe New Forest has developed a reputation for giving solid advice on a range of problems facing older people in our community. Now we are doing even more by launching a befriending service and we need your help.

Becoming a volunteer and spending an hour or so each week with a lonely person can be hugely rewarding. The requirements can be very flexible and we'll provide you with full training and ongoing support.


  • Listening
  • Understanding
  • Sense of Humour
  • A genuine interest in people
  • Patience


  • Accessibility
    Yes - dependent of individual client home.
  • Age restrictions
    May be able to take young people - depends on circumstances.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage/travel expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    See advert

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/10/2017

End Date: 12/11/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

The days and times are completely flexible and agreed between you and your befriendee on an ongoing basis. There are no rotas and no specific requirements. We do our best to accommodate everyone.

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