Befriending volunteer

Befriending Volunteer

Following a brain injury many people experience the loss of good relationships with friends, family members and co-workers. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The Befriending Service needs both male and female volunteers. As a volunteer Befriender you would spend time talking to someone who has had a brain injury and encouraging them to get out and about by taking part in leisure activities. This could be going for a coffee, to the cinema, to a football match or playing squash. Volunteers are asked to commit around two to four hours per meeting, this may be once a week, once a fortnight or once a month. Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of six months to the Befriending Service.

Anyone over the age of 18 can become a volunteer Befriender. Volunteers should be friendly, reliable, honest, non-judgemental and willing to learn. All volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check (criminal records check), supply two references, attend an informal interview and training.

The benefits of becoming a volunteer on the Befriending Service include:

  • Volunteer Befrienders reasonable expenses are reimbursed
  • Improved understanding of brain injury
  • Time out from your normal routine
  • The opportunity to meet new people
  • The chance to develop good interpersonal skills
  • The opportunity to gain experience in the voluntary and charity sector
  • The chance to make a positive difference to someone's life

Volunteer Befriending leaflet click HERE

Volunteer Befriending application form click HERE


Volunteer Coordinator (part-time)

01483 455225 


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Headway Surrey is a Registered Charity. Registered Charity Number: 1046863. A Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England Number: 2991672 Headway Surrey, Headway House, North Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9PU

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