Telephone Befriender

During the Coronavirus pandemic many Greenwich residents have become isolated or are having to shield, this befriending role provides emotional and well-being support.

Befrienders offer a friendly chat and act as wellbeing advisers to lonely and isolated individuals living in Greenwich.

As a befriender you will be matched with one/two clients and commit to call them at least once a week. 

Apply online

No previous experience is needed but you will need the skills listed below.

You will need:

  • Empathy.
  • Good listening skills.
  • The ability to signpost to other organisations.
  • Confidentiality.

Full training is provided before you start your role and you will receive regular support and supervision.


Must be able to volunteer for at least one hour per week.

Benefits of this role:

  • Full training given in befriending skills and signposting/Making Every Opportunity Count.
  • The knowledge that you are helping to combat social isolation in the borough.

Full support and supervision given by the project Development Worker.

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