Which volunteer role is right for you?

Written by Lisa Ball
17th Jan 2022

Want to try something new in 2022? Studies show that volunteering is linked to increased happiness and decreases in symptoms of depression. Together Co has some brilliant volunteer roles to suit all tastes, and all our volunteer roles come with full training and support. Discover below which one might suit you.

Are you a people person who loves to chat? 

Become a Together Co Befriending Volunteer

Our befriending volunteers commit to an hour once a week or fortnight to spend time talking with someone who is feeling alone. This might mean chatting on the phone or visiting them at their home. We carefully match people who share similar interests, from game shows to a passion for cooking. We’re looking for both face to face as well as telephone-based volunteers for this role. 

Befriending Volunteer Shapla “Volunteering is very much a two-way thing – I feel that Pam helps me more than I help her. She is a remarkable woman.” 

Like to get out and about and meet new people?  

Become a Together Co Buddy Volunteer

Our buddy volunteers give short term support to enable people to achieve a goal. This might mean you help someone to gain confidence to walk outside after an illness or to go along with them to a new community group while they settle in. 

Jane, Buddy Volunteer “The role requires understanding, compassion and empathy. Since I started, it’s improved my understanding of what people need and what’s out there for them.

Prefer desk-based work and have a good eye for detail?

Become a Together Co Evaluation and Review Volunteer 

Our evaluation and review volunteers gather data from our community to help us evaluate our impact. It’s a perfect role for someone who wants to get more experience of working in an office environment. A friendly telephone manner is essential as well as feeling comfortable learning how to use our database.   

We also offer specialist volunteer roles

Befriending HIV Support Volunteer 

You can find out more about this here 

“As a Befriending HIV Support Volunteer, I’ve been forming a friendship with someone who’s been recently diagnosed with HIV. It’s been a transformative experience in my life. Supporting someone that’s a little older has been fantastic and brings about some similarities in how we’ve dealt with our diagnosis.” 

For this role, we particularly welcome volunteer befrienders who are HIV+.

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