Community Befrienders

Community Befrienders

Programme / Service:

Active Ageing Centres


Aim of role:

There are seniors who are not formally referred for 1:1 befriending by AIC but who might still benefit from a more general door-to-door well being check-in from community befrienders, and prevent them from falling into social isolation. 


Hence, we are piloting new Community Befriending Groups, who will be assigned to designated blocks and a respective group of seniors to befriend. 



Ang Mo Kio; Bendemeer; Clementi; Ghim Moh; Tampines; Queenstown


Commitment Level / Frequency:

Period for at least 1 year 

Fortnightly home visits/sessions


Roles & Responsibilities:

– To engage seniors through Fortnightly Home Visits:

General chit-chatting with seniors to find out if any of them might require any help & assist them where possible;

Periodic door-knocking / flyer distribution in the same block to outreach to potential seniors who might not yet know of LB AACs; and

Assist in periodic block and group engagement activities planned for seniors


*If there might be some seniors who might need more frequent contact, staff will inform and discuss possibilities with volunteers where necessary. 


We are piloting & building groups of community befrienders in the following regions and time-slots:

Regions: Ang Mo Kio, Bendemeer, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Tampines & Queenstown 

Time slot: Saturday AM


Requirements & Skills

– Volunteers must be aged 21 years and above 

– Able to commit at least 1 year

– Comfortable to converse in English and/or at least one other Mother Tongue or Dialect

– Physically active – comfortable to walk long distances to do door-knocking at senior’s units.  

– Comfortable to work in a team 

– Volunteers must be available for a minimum 2 hours per session. 

*New Volunteers will have to attend an Orientation Training before commencement