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Welcome To The Befriending Scheme

The Befriending Scheme provides friendship and learning opportunities for adults (16yrs+) from vulnerable groups, including those with mental health needs and older people, as well as our existing members with learning disabilities. We also offer various volunteering opportunities with extra support for those who need it.

Founded as a registered charity in 1989 as West Suffolk Befriending Scheme, our core activities are running regular drop-in centres, now known as Hubs, building meaningful 1-to-1 friendships between vulnerable people and volunteer befrienders, evening Befrienders Clubs and Saturday morning groups.

We also run one-off themed activity days, workshops and social events as well as providing volunteer training and support for carers across the county.


Important News / Events

We Want You! For Our Sunday Lunch Club

Do you cook a mean roast? Make mouth-watering desserts? or you might enjoy helping others to have a great time?

Our Sunday Lunch Club is relaunched this week and we are looking for some very special volunteers to be a part of it.

We are looking for a Volunteer Chef who would take responsibility for making the Sunday Lunch once a month at our head office in Sudbury. A fully equipped kitchen is available onsite and out of pocket expenses will be refunded.

We are also looking for Lunch Volunteers who will help prepare food, serve to our members, clean & tidy & help run activities to go alongside the meal. This weeks club was a lovely day that everyone enjoyed immensely, lots of smiles all round.




The Sunday Lunch Club is very popular with our members and provides a much needed social event during weekends, which is the loneliest time for many. To avoid disappointment, we would be looking for volunteers who are able to commit to a monthly schedule of lunches on a Sunday. If you have Food Hygiene certificates this would also be a great help to us, however training is available if required.



As the role would involve working closely with vulnerable people, an enhanced DBS check would be required, which we can arrange and pay for. This is a great opportunity for those looking to build their culinary experience or who want to make food that people love!

For an informal chat or to apply for this volunteer role, please call our office on 01787 371333 or email [email protected]


Copyright © 2016 The Befriending Scheme.
Registered in England
Company Name: Suffolk Befriending Scheme
Company No: 3599476 Charity No: 1074800
Address: 1 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1HN

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