Happy@Home Befriender - Daventry District

Happy@Home befrienders provide a lifeline for elderly people in our community, who may be feeling socially isolated and vulnerable.

Our befrienders take time to chat with them once a week and become a friend.

They help provide information on services available in the community and a listening ear.

Our befrienders, may be an elderly persons only contact with the outside world.

Usually our befrienders visit an older person in their own home once a week. Some of our befrienders support an elderly person by helping them to get out for a short walk or a trip to the shops or a coffee in a café. 

All our volunteer befrienders receive training and are DBS and reference checked and are supported by our project co-ordinators.

If you have an hour a week and enjoy chatting with older people,  then why not contact us for an informal chat and more information!

We would love to hear from you.


Empathy with the elderly, friendly personality,  trustworthy and reliable

No formal skills required.

Full training given.


  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/03/2022

End Date: 20/12/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Flexible to suit you and your befriendee


This opportunity is available in: Daventry

More Opportunities from DVC- Happy@Home project - Daventry District & West Northants

Similar Opportunities

Before you can register your interest in this opportunity you must either login or register as a volunteer.

You will be returned to this page.



Register as a Volunteer

Community Action Northants is an alliance of Volunteer Centres in Northamptonshire

  • CAN
  • Kettering Voluntary Network
  • Serve
  • SNVB
  • Volunteer Centre Daventry
  • Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire