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Butterflies is a local community charity providing support to bereaved and lonely people through groups and services. We are a volunteer led charity and all our volunteers are interviewed and have DBS checks.

In our communities there are many people who are isolated, not just during the current situation, but on a regular basis. Butterflies Friendship Service enables lonely people to have a friendship call once or twice a week to provide a link with the outside world and to let them know that people do care about them

Eventually, we hope to have some friendship clubs to encourage people to come and meet others and take steps to alleviate loneliness.


Friendship Buddy volunteers are given training for the role and an information pack,  We also carry out DBS checks.

Friendship Buddy volunteers will be matched to a couple of service users and will make a weekly call, establish a rapport, check on their well-being, and how they are coping.  This provides them with a new telephone friend.  We have a telephone support advice manual as well to ensure confidentiality


  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    This is done virtually at the current time
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/07/2020

End Date: 09/07/2022

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Availability Details

We operate the service around the availability of the volunteers and the needs of the clients


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