Ecas is currently looking for volunteer befrienders for our befriending service. Befriending is a really valuable way to volunteer your time to make a meaningful difference to lonely and isolated disabled adults. Our befriending service matches volunteer befrienders with a befriendee and supports the befriender with training and covers the associated cost of being involved in our befriending service.
Befriending is a great way to:
- Meet others
- Learn new skills
- Gain confidence
- Bring the outside world in to someone who is lonely
We train and support all volunteers. We also pay for travel and other costs so that you are not out of pocket.
Find out more about the role of a befriender.
Can you spare a couple of hours a week?
We are currently looking for volunteer befrienders for in person visits, as well as distance befriending (i.e. phone / video)
You could make a big difference to someone’s life, including your own! Contact us for more information.
Speak to Sam Collins or Gary Smith if you’d like to find out more about supporting someone with a physical disability.
What happened when Margaret met Jason?
Jason and Margaret started meeting in May 2016. They enjoyed chatting about anything and everything. Jason looks forward to his weekly visits and feels he has gained confidence by getting to know Margaret in her home. Margaret liked Jason’s visits as ‘he brings the outside world in’.
Current befriending opportunities