What is the role?
Who are they?
What can I gain?
When can I volunteer?
During these times people are feeling more isolated and lonelier. Our befrienders offer the chance for someone just to have a wee chat or do a fun activity over the phone with someone to brighten up their week. Our befrienders like to chat about all thing’s health and wellbeing; suggestions of activities, sharing recipes, talking about exercise, favourite hobbies or discussing our favourite books and tv programmes!
Our befrienders are all fully trained and PVG checked.
If talking on the phone is not for you, we do also do doorstep chats or small group walk and talks.
Active Communities is an inspirational community-led organisation that develops and delivers fun, innovative programmes across Renfrewshire and surrounding areas that inspire people to become more active, promote health and wellbeing and empower people to change their lives.
Our vision is a happy, healthy and active communities where people of all ages and abilities feel good about themselves.
We have online training to support the role of our Community Health Champion Buddies
Good communication skills and listening skills.
Application, online training PVG and support in making the initial contact with befrienders.