LOOKING FOR BEFRIENDERS
The RAF Association is looking to recruit volunteers in Tonbridge, Broadstairs and the surrounding areas for its befriending service, which pairs volunteers with members of the
RAF community who are struggling with feeling lonely or isolated.
With 170,000 RAF veterans dealing with issues of isolation, and 85,000 of them coping specifically with feelings of loneliness, the service provides a valuable source of companionship to members of the RAF family.
Befrienders can play such an important role in somebody’s life and while there is no single type of person we look for, a good befriender is someone who is caring and empathetic, able to build a rapport with people, is reliable and a good listener.
It’s not just the befriendee who benefits from the service. The benefits for volunteers include learning new skills, building confidence,