Happy@Home Project - Volunteer Befrienders - West Northants, Daventry and surrounding villages

  • Do you have an hour or so spare each week?
  • Would you like to be involved with volunteering in your community?
  • Do you enjoy chatting with older people?
  • If your answer is 'yes' to the above, then we would love to hear from you!

Happy at Home Volunteer Befrienders provide a lifeline for elderly people who are feeling socially isolated and vulnerable in the community.

Volunteer Befrienders provide a listening ear and a friend to chat to, the volunteer may be the 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 checked and are supported by our project co-ordinators

If you have an hour a week  and like talking to older people,  then why not contact us for an informal chat and more information!


Empathy with the elderly, friendly personality,  trustworthy and reliable

No formal skills required.

All 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: 08/03/2021

End Date: 11/07/2024

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Availability Details

Flexible to suit you and your befriendee


This opportunity is available in: Brackley, Towcester

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Community Action Northants is an alliance of Volunteer Centres in Northamptonshire

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