Befriending Volunteer Role Description

Reporting to:Project Manager


Hillingdon- Every Tuesday evening

Overall Purpose:

To participate in weekly group befriending projects for young refugees/asylum seekers.

Time: 2.30 hours a week

What’s involved?

  • Organising activities to improve life skills and local knowledge
  • Organising events and excursions
  • Providing friendly support to young people working within appropriate boundaries for the┬áBefriender/Befriendee relationship
  • Offering the opportunity to improve language skills through conversation and activities
  • Ensuring that all issues of Health and Safety, Child Protection and the befriendees general well being are reported to the project manager
  • Participation in training and development programmes appropriate to the role, including a weekend residential


Are you:

  • Aged 16-25
  • Able to commit for a minimum of six months
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to keep information confidential
  • Good at listening and communication skills
  • Able to work sensitively with others and show empathy
  • Non Judgemental
  • Willing to give consent for an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check

Due to the nature of the work it is a great advantage to speak another language, but this is not essential!

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender, please contact us on:
Telephone: 01895 434 728