Building Connections Befriender

Opportunity by NSPCC - Building Connections
Available from home

We need someone who wants to make a difference to children's lives by supporting them with their feelings of loneliness as an online befriender. This an exciting volunteer from home opportunity from the NSPCC

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About this role

We need someone who wants to make a difference to children’s lives by supporting them with their feelings of loneliness. As a volunteer befriender you will explore with a young person their strengths and vulnerabilities, current sources of support, resilience and goals, and steps they can take to help overcome feelings of loneliness.

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You’ll volunteer from home in a private space, after your initial training you will support young people over 11 weekly sessions following the 7-stage practice model to help the young person develop skills to manage their emotions around loneliness, build their confidence, self-esteem and support them to find new ways to cope.

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When you volunteer with us, you’ll receive a combination of training with online classroom workshops via Microsoft Teams as well as online self-study modules. When you start delivering the sessions, support will be on offer from Befriending Coordinators and Team Managers. Befriending Coordinators will also provide regular supervisions and group sessions for learning and development.

When you can volunteer



  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check
  • Age restrictions

This opportunity is open to people aged 16+ who are/have
Committed to NSPCC values and representing NSPCC in the role and beyond
Passionate about helping young people with their feelings of loneliness.
Great communication skills, and ability to build rapport.
Patient, empathetic and perceptive.
Can work effectively through a set model of support.
Emotional resilience.
Confident working from home whilst being supported remotely.
Technically competent /Good I.T skills
Willing to take a DBS check (funded by the NSPCC)


This opportunity allows you to volunteer from home

Available from home

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