Friendship Buddies

The Butterflies Telephone Friendship Service is a free telephone befriending service where one of our lovely volunteers will call you around the same time each week for a chat of up to 30-minutes. The person who calls you each week will always be the same volunteer.

We know that not talking to someone regularly can be difficult and sometimes can increase feelings of loneliness; our Butterflies Telephone Friendship Service is here so you can regularly chat to someone familiar.

We’ll match you with someone like-minded where you share similar interests and are more likely to have things in common.

Our volunteers are not paid and are committed and caring community members who give their time and attention to people like you as part of our befriending service. We are looking for volunteers in Portsmouth and Southsea


Good listening skills Be able to commit to calling two people a week Good telephone skills Understanding, caring, compassionate


  • Limited Physical Access
  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
    DBS is done by Butterflies
  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Suitable for 14yr olds
  • Suitable for 15yr olds
  • Suitable for 16 year olds
  • Suitable for Families - (under 16's with an adult)
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require a driving licence
  • Will require own vehicle or access to a vehicle
  • Will require references

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

We fit around the availability of the volunteers


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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