Compassionate Neighbours volunteers

Could you befriend someone in your local community?

Compassionate Neighbours volunteers

Opportunity details

Location Hertfordshire

Team Community Engagement

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Likely hours Flexible

Compassionate Neighbours provide social and emotional support and companionship to people who are experiencing loneliness or social isolation as a result of living with a life-limiting illness or bereavement. 

After training Compassionate Neighbours are matched with people based on location, interests and character, with the aim of creating genuine, mutually-beneficial friendships. 

Compassionate Neighbours can help others by: 

  • visiting regularly for a chat, offering friendship and a listening ear 
  • attending one of our Compassionate Support Hub/Compassionate Cafés 
  • helping them stay connected to the community 
  • visiting local places (such as a café, garden centre or shops) 
  • sharing an activity or hobby 

The areas we particular need Compassionate Neighbours are:

  • Watford (Central & North Watford)
  • Hertsmere (Potters Bar & Bushey)
  • Three Rivers (South Oxhey, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood)
  • St Albans (Central St Albans & Harpenden)
  • Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead & Tring)

Our 2024 training days:

Friday 28 June 9.30am to 4.30pmPeace Hospice, Watford WD17 3PH
Friday 20 September9.30am to 4.30pmPeace Hospice, Watford WD17 3PH
Friday 15 November9.30am to 4.30pmGrove House, St Albans AL3 5QX

“Love hearing another person's story. Being able to be alongside someone when things are perhaps not easy for them. How simple it is - just being there and going on easy trips out now and again!”

– Compassionate Neighbour

“Love being able to lift somebody's spirits, being of help and having a positive impact on others”

– Compassionate Neighbour

“My Community Member loves to chat, which is wonderful, and so time often escapes us as we natter away together”

– Compassionate Neighbour

Learn more about volunteering with Rennie Grove Peace

Without the time our volunteers give to support all areas of our work, we couldn’t help all the families who need us. We have a wide range of volunteer roles with varying time commitments to suit people in different circumstances.