Befriending Service

Together We Can Overcome Isolation.

Are you lonely? Do you know someone who could benefit from our Befriending Service?

Our telephone befriending service began because we wanted to keep vulnerable people safe, reassured and socially connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s quickly grown to become a precious lifeline for many who would otherwise be lonely and isolated across south Nottinghamshire.

Our friendly volunteers can call, visit, or meet with you once a week to chat, check on your welfare, offer advice and company and ensure that you have what you need.

This includes directing you to other support which could help you, such as our Voluntary Transport and Handy Housekeeping services.

You can talk to our befrienders about anything – a shared hobby or interest, memories, what’s in the news or an issue you’d like help with, such as how to collect a prescription.

Vulnerable and isolated people are directed to us by friends and family, GPs and social services. But if you’re not going out and feel you’d benefit from a comforting chat, you can ask to use the service yourself, loneliness can affect us all at any time in life.

Call us on 0115 969 9060 or fill out our contact form


Become a volunteer befriender

Why not join our growing band of volunteer befrienders? All you need is free time and a willingness to help.

We want to reach and support as many people as possible. To do that we need reliable, enthusiastic volunteers who want to take on this enjoyable and rewarding role.

You’ll listen, and share experiences and stories with the person you’re getting to know building their confidence, improving their wellbeing and helping them to re-engage with the community.

We’d love to hear from you. To become a befriender, call 0115 969 9060 or fill out our contact form



To volunteer, all you have to do is commit to an hour once a week or once a fortnight and you really could make a difference to someone like John. Please get in touch with us through our contact form. Together We Can Overcome Isolation.


We're passionate believers in the power of volunteering. It changes lives for the better. That's why we encourage and support people to get involved.

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