Job Category: Befriending

Community Companion [20558]

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The Community of Dumfries and Galloway – Marie Curie, health professionals, patients and families – together have identified a need to offer a service to support patients and their families at the end of life. Volunteers spending time with patients alone or with their families and friends, providing emotional support, a listening ear, short breaks… Read more »

Connections for Life volunteer [20528]

As part of the RAF Association, our Connections Volunteers offer the vital connection and support our beneficiaries need. In this role, you will make a real difference by helping support a lonely individual via regular telephone calls.

Volunteer Helper [20531]

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We know the small things can make a big difference for people living with a terminal illness, like having someone to chat to, helping to get to an appointment or just being there to listen. We are looking for people who are friendly, caring and have good communication skills to help to make somebody’s day… Read more »

Volunteer Befriender [20484]

Food Train

Opportunities available at branches across the region (Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart, Stranraer) Purpose of Position: Food Train is an award-winning charity providing services to older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. The aim of Food Train Friends is to improve quality of life… Read more »

Call companion [20466]


As a call companion, you will make regular telephone calls to an older person experiencing loneliness and isolation. These calls provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated. Over time, you and… Read more »

Volunteer Befriender [20455]

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The Volunteer Befriender helps residents who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one to one basis to help a person maintain social contact, provide companionship and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Volunteer befrienders build a positive relationship with an individual and visit them on… Read more »

Friendship Caller [20453]

Having a conversation can have such a positive impact. That’s why we offer a Friendship Service which listens, provides friendship and offers support. We can talk about all sorts, from current interests, hobbies, personal and professional goals, top tier biscuits, time travel – the list is endless! The role of a Friendship Caller Volunteer is… Read more »

Telephone Befriender [20445]

A Listening Ear

A Listening Ear provides a befriending service to people who are isolated and vulnerable, offering friendship, signposting, information and referral to other appropriate agencies. A Listening Ear is an open access service serving the communities of Dumfries and Galloway. Role Descriptor •Befriending will be delivered by volunteers through a telephone service, virtual befriending via zoom,… Read more »

Befriender [18964]

Dumfries and Galloway Befriending Project

Dumfries and Galloway Befriending Project is a local charity which offers an early intervention service across the region for eight to 18 year olds. It recruits and trains adult volunteers who are, in turn, matched one-to-one with individual young people. Once matched, the befriender commits to spending a few hours a week or fortnight with… Read more »

Cook Befriender [20336]

Meal Makers is a neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who enjoy cooking with an older person who lives in their local community and would really appreciate a home cooked meal and some friendly company* As a Volunteer Cook Befriender, you will prepare an extra portion of food in your own home and deliver it… Read more »