Regular Help

Falmouth Befriending

We’re always getting new referrals and are on the lookout for new volunteers to help us ensure that everyone who needs our help can receive it. Befriending makes up the largest part of the work we do, but you can help in many different ways;

Events and Excursions
Gardening or DIY
Dog walking and other services

What's involved?

As a volunteer you would visit older people in their own homes, chat with them, listen to them and generally provide some support and companionship.

We do ask that you are able to commit to at least 1 hour per week.

All volunteers are DBS and background checked and have the opportunity to attend regular safeguarding training sessions. We complement the statutory services (health, social care etc) and take some of the pressure off them, though we are not a care organisation or a replacement service.

Why get involved?

There are many older people in Falmouth and the surrounding areas who are housebound or feel cut off from the world. The Befriending Service was set up to take on volunteers, of any age, who are able to give up a little of their time to visit a lonely person.

It only takes an hour to change a life. Our befrienders visit their clients once a week for a cup of tea, a chat and to provide essential contact with the outside world. The positive impact of a friendly face on the lives of isolated older people is immeasurable.

How to get involved?

To volunteer as a befriender or to find out more information please call 01326 313 620

or email

Ideal Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Reading/Storytelling

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Fundraising
  • Learning and Education
  • Teaching and Training

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