Volunteer Now - News

Skip Navigation

Befriending Week 2016 - Action Ability

04 November 2016

Befriending Week runs from 1-7 November and has two aims: to raise awareness of the issue of loneliness in our society, and to promote the great work of befriending services.


Action Ability aims to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into the community of West Belfast and further afield

Action Ability Belfast has been to the forefront, developing high quality responsive services to meet the needs of local people with disabilities and their families since its inception in 1998. The project has been actively campaigning for the inclusion of disabled people within their own community and ensuring that they receive the support they need within ordinary structures of education, health, employment and social services etc.

For more information about Action Ability visit their website www.actionabilitybelfast.com, follow on Facebook or telephone 028 9023 6677


Ways to tackle #loneliness and volunteer as a Befriender:

Follow Befriending Week 2016 on Facebook

For more information about befriending, contact Victoria at Volunteer Now on 028 9023 2020 or email victoria.o’neill@volunteernow.co.uk

View a list of organisations with befriending opportunities

Visit www.volunteernow.co.uk  and use the ‘Volunteer Search’ panel on our homepage.  Select ‘Befriending’ as your activity and enter your postcode.  To apply for any, click ‘register now’ in the opportunity description.


Follow VolunteerNow on Facebook for latest news and volunteering opportunities and @VolunteerNow1 on Twitter