The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association) is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families.
The Befriender role is at the heart of the RAF Association’s objectives in delivering welfare support to members of the RAF family requiring it.
The aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness, by giving time to listen to people either in person or over the phone and to encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, leading to improving and developing enjoyable social networks for the beneficiary or by helping facilitate their involvement in community groups and activities to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected.
The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, it could simply involve a cup of tea and a chat or it could be to accompany them to their first meeting of an interest group in their community.
Befriender volunteers need to be:
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On these days:
St. John's School and College
BHCC - Healthy Lifestyles Team