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Volunteer Befriender

Befrienders Dublin

About Befrienders Dublin

Befrienders Dublin is an organisation offering one-to-one companionship and support to those who have mental health difficulties. The aim of the service is to foster independence, self-empowerment and reduce the social isolation felt by those with mental health difficulties.

What's Involved

We are looking for Volunteer Befrienders to meet on a one-to-one basis with people with Mental Health Difficulties.

The aim of the Befriending Project is to provide a service that fosters independence and equality of participation for people with mental health difficulties.

- To improve the quality of life of people with mental health difficulties.

- To promote the independence of such individuals and encouraging their integration into the local community.

- To assist people with mental Health difficulties to re-establish personal interests and social contacts within the community; alleviating social isolation and exclusion.

- To motivate and support individuals with mental health difficulties in accessing other community resources.

Our next Volunteer training course will take place in October. Garda Vetting will be required at that stage.

What's required for this position

We are looking for people all over North City & County Dublin who are mature, sociable, reliable, friendly and sincere. We are looking for people of all ages both male and female but you must be over 18.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 2hrs

Other Details

Also available in these counties

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Ann Devoy Kelly
  • Organisation: Befrienders Dublin
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01 838 7184
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