Hand in Hand Volunteer Befriender

Our Hand in Hand wellbeing service is aimed at supporting younger older, vulnerable people in Winchester to live independently for longer. We are currently attracting a diverse range of new volunteers but are particularly keen to hear from anyone over the age of 55+.


Your role as a volunteer will be to to work alongside our Wellbeing Coordinators to help us deliver all aspects of this valuable service. This could include:

  • Visiting members in their own home gardens for a chat, befriending and building relationships with them.
  • Accompanying a member on a local walk.
  • Taking a scheme member to a local event which include either our regular Monday Club at Chesil Lodge or our new younger/older cafe based in Winchester City Centre
  • If you drive and are willing, taking a scheme member shopping or to an appointment.
  • Offering telephone befriending support to a scheme member if you would prefer to volunteer from home around other commitments.

What can we offer you as a volunteer?

  • The opportunity to help an older person to live well.
  • The chance to make a direct and positive impact.
  • Create new friendships and befriend someone in need.
  • Join our team and become an integral part of the wider St John's community.
  • Gain new or polish existing skills.
  • Strong, professional support and guidance from our Volunteer Coordinator/Wellbeing Coordinators.
  • Regular recognition and appreciation of what you do.
  • The opportunity to help shape our service.
  • Free DBS check.
  • Reimbursement of expenses.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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


32 St John's South
The Broadway
SO23 9LN

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