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Volunteer Befriender

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We are looking for people to join our team of trained regional 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 and trained. Our volunteer Befrienders will provide a weekly telephone call for approximately 6 months in order to support and guide someone towards recovery.

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.










1 hour per week for 6 months


Experience required: Our Befrienders must have personal experience of an eating disorder and must have recovered and had a further two years of sustained recovery. Must be a good listener, non-judgemental and understand confidentiality.
Travel details: This is a home-based opportunity. Travel may be required to attend initial training.
Minimum age: 21


Expenses details: No expenses
Training details: The induction training is a two day course, held usually at a weekend, both days need to be attended. Accommodation and dinner on the Saturday will be arranged and paid for by ABC.
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