Volunteer Befriender (women only)

Contract Type: 
Part Time
2-3 hours per week or fortnight
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Details of Role: 

Womankind is an established charity that is run by women for women. We help hundreds of women every year to improve their mental health and wellbeing so they can experience a better quality of life.

About our Befriending Service – our aim is to help isolated women get back on their feet. Our befrienders encourage and support women to become more confident and independent by helping them to make decisions, build relationships and get involved in their local community. The women we support may have faced difficulties such as childhood abuse, trauma, sexual and domestic abuse and will be experiencing mental health issues and social isolation.

What befrienders do – you will support women in Bristol and South Gloucestershire for 2-3 hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis for up to a year to provide companionship and enable women to set their own goals and make positive changes.  You would start by getting to know each other, getting out and about. As the relationship develops you will support and empower her to make changes and develop her confidence in doing everyday things such as getting the bus, joining a class, finding new hobbies, volunteering, meeting new people and having some fun! You will also provide emotional support using listening skills so she has someone to talk to about the things she is struggling with. 

What volunteer befrienders have said

“Witnessing my befriendee grow into herself and find herself was a privilege”.

‘”Thank you, it was a wonderful experience and I learnt a lot.”

Closing Date: 
Friday, 19 April, 2019 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

For more information and an application pack please email nicola@womankindbristol.org.uk or phone the Womankind helpline on 0117 9166461 to leave a message with your email address and phone number for Nicola.

Contact Person: 
Nicola Coggins
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 9166461
Postal Address: 
Womankind 3rd Floor Brunswick Court Bristol BS2 8PE