Get Involved – Let's BeFriends

Get involved

Become a befriender

Volunteering with Let’s BeFriends will provide you with the opportunity to make a real difference to those experiencing the pressures of homelessness and recovery in the Lancaster and Morecambe district.

We provide ongoing training (including Adult Safeguarding and Mental Health Awareness), a DBS certificate, Peer Support, one-on-one  supervision sessions and access to flow charts in our volunteer toolkit to enable you to tackle problems. You will gain knowledge of local statutory and third sector agencies which support vulnerable people. 

You will receive a Tempo Time Credit for every hour volunteered and after three months we can supply you with a job reference.

Our befrienders are required to:

  • Offer a minimum of three hours a week to support homeless beneficiaries
  • Be willing to accompany beneficiaries to appointments which encourage participation in /access to improved health and social care
  • Adhere to our policies on safeguarding, confidentiality and boundaries

Click here for our application form to get involved today

(click and hold on mobiles to download)

Current Job Vacancies

Let’s BeFriends are looking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator. The post is for:

  • 16 hours per week @ £12.98 per hour
  • Self-employed role with an initial 12-month contract
  • Flexible hours
  • Based in the community with ability for some home working

The deadline to apply is 11.59pm on Tuesday 8th August 2023. 
If you are interested please see attached descriptions then email your CV and a covering letter to or call Dusty Thomas for an informal chat on 07875025009.

Make a referral

If you or someone you support is homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or recently accommodated after a period of homelessness and would benefit from our befriending service, then please download the attached Referral Form and return the completed document to our email address.  We do have a waiting list but anyone requesting a service should receive an acknowledgement that the form has been received, followed by a more detailed contact once a suitable match has been identified.

Self referrals are welcome but if you are a partner agency wishing to refer someone you support, we request that you complete and submit a referral form alongside the beneficiary

Click here to download our referral form

(click and hold on mobiles to download)

Further resources

We have a list of policies and procedures for staff, volunteers and beneficiaries which are kept under regular review. These are publicly available and include Recruitment, Training and Support, Expense and Reimbursement, Boundaries, Confidentiality, Health & Safety, Lone Working, Safeguarding, Referrals, Complaints, Grievances, Time Off and Equality & Diversity.

Find all our policies here

(click and hold on mobiles to download)

Our Handbook details a brief history of Let’s BeFriends, information about homelessness and recovery and outlines the benefits of volunteering.  It highlights our principles, volunteer rights and responsibilities, the befriender role and rewards and talks about befriending relationships including an overview of introductory meetings, boundaries, our Befriending Agreement and endings.

Handbook for our volunteers

(click and hold on mobiles to download)

Our Partners

Let’s BeFriends
email:   phone: 07598993669
Let’s BeFriends is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, Number 1199161.

Copyright © 2023. Let’s BeFriends. All rights reserved.