I'm a Befriender

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Active Chats is a new project being developed by Northamptonshire Sport. To get the project going, we're on the lookout for local befrienders and volunteers who can carry out a weekly telephone or virtual video conversation with someone who is lonely, shielding or isolated. The aim of the call is to take individuals through a suggested conversation around being active while at home using the resources provided.

If you are a befriender, or would like to become one, we would love to hear from you. Any time you can give to phone older, isolated or lonely people can make the world of difference to their day. Examples of exercise at home include seated exercises that they can do without the need for any specialist equipment.

If you are already linked with a local befriending charity or organisation, we can work with them to facilitate some training required for the Active Chats programme.

If you are not currently linked with a befriending service but would like to help and can offer a small amount of time each week, we would love to hear from you. We can support you with training, resources and support to carry out phone calls and help people become active at home.

Don't worry if you're not physically active yourself, its more important you can build a rapport with people who are lonely to encourage them to make a few changes at home and ultimately, prevent any falls.

There is no requirement for how many hours or days you would be needed. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

Volunteer Enquiry Form

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What organisation are you currently working with, how many phone calls do you make a week as part of the service.

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