Food Train

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Food Train is an award winning Scottish Charity helping frail older people who struggle to do their own grocery shopping...

Volunteer Befriender

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Do you have a spare hour once per week and enjoy meeting new people? Food Train are looking for volunteer befrienders for some of our older members in the North East of Glasgow who are socially isolated and in need of some company and friendship either within their own homes or out in their communities

Contact Name

Fiona Lochrin

Benefits to self

Improve communication skills, build new friendships, increase sense of wellbeing,

Benefits to others

Helps to battle loneliness, improves overall wellbeing of members, helps integrate members back into their communities, builds new friendships, experience new things


North East Glasgow

Training available

We will provide PVG application on students behalf. A short in-house training session on befriending is required prior to commencing the volunteer role which covers: the role of a befriender and the services provided communication skills service guidelines and boundaries confidentiality adult protection what to do in an emergency equalities and values at Food Train Loneliness Policy and Procedures at Food Train Planning outings

Hours per week

1 to 2

PVG required


Support and supervision details

Initial meeting with Food Train member is facilitated by staff. Ongoing support and supervision with a face to face meeting at 1,3,6 and 12 months.
  • TypeBefriending, Elderly People, Health and Wellbeing

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  • 90 John Street, Glasgow G1 1JH
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