Elderfriends is a befriending service, managed by the Volunteer Centre – Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire, aimed at lonely and socially isolated people who are over 50 years old and live in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
Volunteers are recruited to befriend people on a ‘good neighbour basis’, and undertake informal training in listening skills, barriers to listening and personal boundaries.
PLEASE NOTE: Individual visits are taking place, in line with Government instructions. However, the Thursday clubs are now closed due to lack of funding. We are also very keen to take on new volunteer befrienders, so please don’t hesitate to apply.