Hannah Kara

I am a befriender with Connection Support, I take my ‘friend’ out for a coffee each week and we talk about different things and catch up about our week. I wanted to volunteer because I wanted to give something back to the community but also to be able to help people. Though I already had … Read more

Paul

I am a ‘befriender’, I visit someone for about an hour each week. I go for walks and chat about anything and everything. I will also be helping him renew his driving license and look to open a bank account for him. I encourage him to keep his personal hygiene up to a good standard … Read more

Brian Pic

Tell us about your volunteering role, and how long you have been volunteering with Connection Support? At present I am supporting six clients in Buckinghamshire as a befriender. Two I speak to for about an hour fortnightly, the other four I visit, either fortnightly or weekly, spending about an hour with them each time. Apart … Read more

Niran

Tell us about the time you were volunteering with Connection Support. What was your role and how long were you volunteering with us? I started as a volunteer on 1st January 2017 as an Arabic interpreter, supporting the refugee resettlement service in Oxfordshire. I was usually shadowing a support worker, and I attended appointments to … Read more