We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
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.
The befriender will be matched up to the befriendee by having the same interests and hobbies. On average the pair will meet up once a week and undertake a range of activities depending on a preferred choice, (e.g. meeting for coffee, going for a walk). This opportunity will give the befriender a chance to do something worthwhile in the full knowledge that it is much appreciated.
The Lewis Befriending Scheme provides a befriending and mentoring services for adults over the age of 18.
Experience required: Good communication skills would be useful. When a befriender is matched to a befriendee they will often have shared interests and plenty to talk about.
Travel details: The opportunity is available throughout the Isle of Lewis.
Minimum age: 19