Befriending

Our befrienders are here to talk, laugh and build lasting friendships with. Living with deafblindness can be lonely and you might find yourself feeling increasingly isolated. That’s why we offer a free befriending service where you can have some regular company from a friendly volunteer, either by phone, text message or email.


How it works

First, we will find out what your interests are and what sort of things you would like to talk about. Then, we will search for the right befriender for you. We take pride in matching our members to volunteers who have similar interests and hobbies. When we have found your ideal befriender, we will introduce you to each other. Unless you want us to be more involved, we will usually then take a back seat and let you and your new befriender enjoy each other’s company. Our befrienders are volunteers and all have some basic training from Deafblind UK.

To start your befriending journey, please contact us. 


Become a volunteer befriender

Befriending is a really rewarding way to volunteer and is flexible enough to fit around other commitments. It gives you the chance to build a lasting relationship with someone and to experience first-hand the difference that you are making. If you are interested in becoming a remote volunteer befriender. Click here to see our volunteering opportunities.


 

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