One-to-One Peer Befriender (Older Community)

  • VO80869


Across West Dunbartonshire, many people live alone and can often feel isolated.
The reasons for this will be varied - they may have difficulty leaving the house alone, have no close family or friends, or have lost confidence after illness or a life-change. In every case, what is missing is someone like you.

Everyone gets older and we are living longer. It can become harder to make new friends and connections as we leave work, grow apart, see family move away and deal with health issues.
The aim of the APEL initiative is to support people to feel they are involved in their communities and build their confidence to be as active as they can - we need your help to make it happen.

With your help, someone in our community could feel supported, less alone and more able to get out and about. If this sounds like you, all we ask is a few hours every week of your time, over a year. We will be here to provide any help and support you need.

In return you will have the satisfaction that your support has made all the difference in someone else’s life. Please help us.

You will understand that for everyone safety you will be asked to go through a PVG (police) check.

Due to Covid we have had to have a flexible approach to our opportunities depending on the restrictions

Open for recruitment and placement

Organisation aims and objectives

As a Third Sector Interface, WDCVS holds a unique position in supporting, promoting, developing and representing volunteering and sector activity across West Dunbartonshire.










2 - 4 hours per week

Frequency and commitment details

6 months - ongoing


Experience required: We need you to be a good listener, take joy in sharing experiences with others… and like to laugh! Your help can build confidence and encourage someone to make the most of every day.
Travel details: Clydebank, Dumbarton & Alexandria
Minimum age: 50


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Paid Monthly in arrears
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 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.