North Dublin Befriending Service

Interested in Volunteering?

Could you give a few hours a week to become a “Befriender”?
Could you help someone who is feeling isolated?

How Can You Help?

By giving 2-4 hours per week to spend time with someone doing things like:

  • Go to the cinema
  • Shop in town or a shopping centre
  • Take a walk in the park
  • Meet for the coffee and chat

If you are interested and would like to:

… then we would be delighted to hear from you.


  • Volunteer Befriending can play a valuable part in helping someone
    who has experienced mental health difficulties to live life to
    the full.
  • Volunteers will be asked to undergo preparatory training and
    commit to six months – 2 to 4 hours per week to the service.
  • Initially the service will be on a one to one basis. Clients
    and volunteers will be matched on the basis of their shared interests
    and hobbies.
  • Volunteers can help in our one to one service or our social club.
  • Volunteers are given preparatory training which includes mental
    health awareness, confidentiality and listening skills. Ongoing
    training, support and supervision is seen as an essential part of
    the service and is provided by the Coordinator.