Volunteer Befriender

  • VO80467
  • Home-based volunteering


We are looking for people to join our team of regional trained befrienders supporting those who are currently struggling with an eating disorder. Our Befriending Service provides personal support by linking people who are struggling with those who are recovered. Our trained volunteer befrienders will provide a weekly telephone call for approximately 6 months in order to support and guide someone towards recovery.
The Befriending Service aims to reduce feelings of isolation, offer hope and to encourage people as they work on their recovery. Practical help towards eating well again is part of this service led by ABC's registered dietitian and nutritional therapist.
It is really is helpful to be able to speak to someone who knows what the road to recovery can be like. Our befrienders have a big 'heart' for others and a wish to help them through.
For more details please refer to our website www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/befriending where
you will find the Guide to Befriending.

Organisation aims and objectives

ABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 30 years of experience. We are passionate about people and recovery. We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. ABC works tirelessly to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders through talks, training and campaigns for change.


Experience required: A volunteer befriender must have recovered from an eating disorder with a further two years of sustained recovery.
Travel details: This is a home based opportunity
Minimum age: 21

Last updated 15 days 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.