Volunteers Week 2022: Befriending is About Community, and we're All a Part of It

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''I do this because I like to think I am doing some good in the community, helping people who are actually often lonely and just need a listening ear. I get a lot from knowing I am helping but in addition, we have some good chats and it also often ends up cheering me up as well, it’s a two-way thing!''


''I started telephone befriending in January 2021. I’m a working mum, but I’m lucky enough to run my own business and work from home which means I can take a little bit of time out of my day to make phone calls. Since the start, I have Befriended 4 carers – I ring each of them at an agreed time once a week and we chat for about 20 mins. So it’s not a lot of time out of a full week that I am giving up, I can easily fit the time in.''


If you're interested in volunteering for Derbyshire carers Association, more information can be found here - https://derbyshirecarers.co.uk/befriending-services

Similarly, you can contact us directly by calling 01773833833 or emailing info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk