• VO69842


Befriender (with a difference!)
Enjoy singing rock classics in the car? Passionate about football? Or do you simply love a coffee and a blether in your favourite café?
Whether you are a foodie or a footie fan, a crazy kitchen dancer or an avid film buff we need you! Here at Equal Futures we like to take a fresh look at befriending and encourage volunteers that are as diverse as the people we support.
We support individuals and families by carefully matching volunteers to develop meaningful and lasting connections.
If you have 2 -3 hours a fortnight to give to someone this rewarding role could be just right for you. We ask for a minimum 6 month commitment , in return you will receive full training, ongoing support and development, the opportunity to make real and lasting connections and be part of something truly special. We cover associated travel and activity expenses for all our volunteers.

Organisation aims and objectives

Equal Futures has been supporting people with an additional support need to make connections since its foundation by family carers in 2002. We work with adults (18 years plus) with an additional support need, this could be a learning disability or another significant lifelong condition, such as Down’s syndrome or autism. We believe that people with Additional Support Needs are among some of the most isolated, our vision is a society without loneliness with your help we can try to achieve this for everyone. Befriending and Circle support can help someone with an additional support need make valuable connections: building their confidence, resilience and independence. Our services also provide reassurance and respite for their family members who have often undertaken a significant caring role. We offer a flexible approach with services that are delivered at a time and pace to suit the individual and family at the centre of the support. The services we offer are entirely free of charge.











Experience required: None. A willingness to learn and attend training where necessary.
Travel details: Buses and trains available at all opportunities.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Volunteers will be given an induction and training before they receive a Focus Person. Continuous support will be provided throughout the role. Regular meetings will take place to discuss the project and to deliver training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.