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Community Befriender

Community Volunteering

The Befriending Programme at MVA has been running throughout Lockdown. Since the start, they have had more than 250 referrals for people who are lonely or isolated, and need a befriender.

Volunteer befrienders can offer as little as an hour a week (although we are glad to have a little more than that!) and they telephone these isolated and lonely people. Our volunteers have been making up to 150 calls per week between them; but with many people returning to work from furlough, and referrals increasing all the time, we have a desperate need for some new befrienders.

Volunteers really enjoy the process, and get a lot out of making the calls- and some have made genuine friendships too.

If you could give up even an hour of your time a week, you could really make a difference.

We'd love if you got in touch!