If you can’t get to Wimbledon Guild, we’ll come to you

Befriending is about community and connection.  

Nearly all of us have felt lonely at some point in our lives, and it can be hard to start up conversations with people you meet out and about.  

If you can’t get to the Wimbledon Guild, we’ll work to connect you with one of our wonderful Volunteer Befrienders. 

Volunteer befrienders typically spend an hour visiting their client at their home. Other volunteers meet clients out in the community, and others offer support over the phone. This may be on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

Who we can help

We can match you with a Wimbledon Guild Volunteer Befriender if you:

  • Live in Merton
  • Are housebound and/or
  • Live alone and/or
  • Are recently bereaved and/or
  • Have been diagnosed with a long-term health condition

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Who we can't help

Our befriending scheme is provided by volunteers and unfortunately we cannot help everyone. Click here for more information on who we are unable to support.

Contact us

To find out more, please get in touch: 

Tel: 020 8946 0735 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

Email: befriending@wimbledonguild.co.uk

Become a volunteer Befriender

If you can spare an hour every week, fortnight or month to support someone with a cup of tea and a chat, you can make a huge difference to someone’s life. 

More people than ever are asking for our help so please get in touch – there’s always someone waiting for your visit, meet-up or call! 

We’ll be here to support you and will keep in touch regularly to see how you’re getting on.   

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Help us make sure that no one in Merton has to face life's challenges alone