Volunteering is an opportunity to learn new skills, draw on existing experiences and to give something back to your community. Not only do you get the chance to make a difference, you will be able to be part of a network of people reducing loneliness and isolation across Essex.

Volunteering is flexible – some volunteers call a couple of times a week, some meet their Befriendee once a week and others do a mixture of both.

Be part of a movement and become a Volunteer today. Complete the following form and we will be in touch.

Volunteering Activity Applied for

Personal Details


Emergency Contact Details

Availability for Volunteering

For any roles involving driving

DBS Checks

All volunteers whose role involves contact with vulnerable people will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check, previously known as a Criminal Record Bureau check prior to commencing any volunteering activities.


Data Protection The information you supply on this form will be used by Essex Befriends for administrative purposes within the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018. We shall not supply it to third parties.