Community Companions is a befriending service that can support adults aged 18 and over experiencing loneliness, social isolation helping them to build confidence and get out into the community. 

How can a Community Companion support someone?

The role of the Community Companion is to help that person get involved in groups and activities that make them feel valued and have a sense of belonging to something. 

Hear from our Community Companion Volunteers

Hifsah’s story, supporting others as a Community Companion

David’s story, supporting others as a Community Companion


What to expect being a Community Companion Volunteer

How long do I have to commit?

We ask for one-hour per week commitment and for a minimum of 3-months.

What is involved in my role as a Community Companion Volunteer?

As part of your volunteer role you would spend one hour per week meeting someone face-to-face in the local community. This could be outdoors for a walk or attending a local group in the community. All Community Companion Volunteer’s receive full training and support. 

How do I apply to be a befriending volunteer? 

Please read the role profile and FAQs before you apply:

Community Companion Role Profile

Frequently Asked Questions

The Application Form should take around 15-minutes to complete, you will need two references.

Once we receive your application our Community Companion’s team will be in touch. Please be aware it can take up to 6-weeks to match you with a client. 

If you have any questions before applying please get in touch with us by email: [email protected]

Community Companion Application Form

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