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Involved in running befriending programmes? Volunteer Now co-ordinates the Befriending Network which is focused on bringing together organisations providing or wanting to provide a befriending service for older people (as well as other client groups).

Benefits of membership (which is free) includes:

  • Access to expertise shared between organisations on good practice.
  • Opportunities to build links with other befriending organisations.
  • Information on funding opportunities.
  • Training opportunities e.g. how to establish and run a befriending service.
  • Listing in a Directory of Services which is distributed widely.
  • Access to support to attain recognised quality standards e.g. Approved Provider Standard.
  • Information on regulatory issues and policy e.g. safeguarding.
  • Volunteer recognition opportunities e.g. Volunteers Week.

The Network is there to support any organisation wishing to or currently providing a befriending service no matter its size.

For more information on any of the above please contact Victoria O’Neill: 028 9023 2020 or victoria.o’neill@volunteernow.co.uk

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