VCBefriend is a Peer Led service so only available to those over 55
One to One: our one to one service involves a 4 week training course covering the role of the befriender, attitudes and values, boundaries and confidentiality and building relationships. We match people according to various factors, these include interests, hobbies and personality.
Group Befriending: Our group befriending volunteers are required to undertake the One to One befriending training, the role involves escorting people on organised trips. Trips are usually between 2 to 5 hours duration.
Assisted Shopping: Our assisted shopping role is undertaken through our befriending service we require volunteers to take our 4 week training course. The aim of the service is to assist with shopping, planning of weekly meals, assisting with budgets, accompanying to both the local shops and supermarkets and returning home to put away shopping.
All volunteers are fully supported by the Befriending Co-ordinator on a one to one basis or on a group support session.