Become a Distance Befriender - Caithness

  • VO76545
  • Home-based volunteering


This is a flexible opportunity to volunteer from home. You will be trained to support someone with mental ill health or memory difficulties by completing 4 modules with the help of the local coordinator. After training you need to commit to regular contact which could be as little as 20/30 minutes per week. As a distance volunteer you can chose to email, write or telephone someone facing isolation. All correspondence is conducted through a secure system to protect both parties in the befriending relationship. This is a confidential, non judgemental supported friendship [ no home visiting] Please note that unfortunately you need to be resident in the Highland Area as this charity is funded to provide a service within this catchment area. For more information get in touch

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide a matched trained befriender to an individual over the age of 18 with mental ill health.










Flexible to suit the needs of the volunteer


Experience required: respect confidentiality non judgemental reliable good communication skills
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Training details: 4 modules co be completed in group, online or at home. after each module follow up support is provided by the local coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months 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.