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.