A great way to support Engage Befriending:

The Coop will give 1% of everything you spend on Coop branded products to Engage Befriending between now and the end of October 2020.

What do I need to do?

  1. If you are not already a Coop member, use the following link to become one. (It costs £1) http://coop.co.uk/membership
  2. Nominate Engage Befriending as your chosen charity via your online members account. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/38870
  3. Present your members card whenever you make purchases at the Coop.

What will this do?

By choosing to support Engage Befriending in this way, you will be helping to finance the provision of volunteer befrienders who visit older isolated people in the local community. Many of the people Engage Befriending visit experience loneliness on a regular basis but say that having even one visit a week makes a significant difference to how they feel about themselves.

Mary told us , ‘I really look forward to Pauline’s visits as she really cheers me up. Before she came I couldn’t go out but now she takes me places and I get to do things again.’

Engage Befriending are excited to have been chosen as a Coop local community cause and your support through this scheme really will make a significant difference. Thank you.

The Mustard Tree are recruiting a Regional Coordinator for Engage Befriending.

Engage Befriending work to alleviate loneliness and isolation by recruiting and supporting volunteer befrienders to visit older people in their local community.  We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who has the desire and ability to make an impact in this rewarding role.

This post is for 10 hrs per week,

For more information please download the following job description:

You can also speak to Sue Winyard, Project Manager on 07443 487 191

To apply please email your cv and a covering letter to ali.dent@themustardtree.org.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th November. Interviews will be on 2nd and 3rd December.

Volunteer training March ’19

We are holding a training for potential volunteers @ Engage Befriending, on Wednesday 27th March at 1.30pm. At our offices, 90 London Street.

Please send us an email if you like to attend! engage@themustardtree.org