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Be a community companion to our clients

by Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Accompany clients on journeys to the shops, local activities such as lunch clubs, groups, or other support groups that are of interest to them. Empower them and instil a sense of belonging again and give them confidence in community settings .
Encourage clients to lead a healthy lifestyle and discover different services available to support their needs.
Kaleidoscope Community Befrienders are local people who work on a voluntary basis to promote the health and wellbeing of local people and help them access local services. Some are bilingual and all reflect the diversity of the local population. Community Befrienders behave in a professional manner; both as representatives of KPG and in abiding by the policies and procedures of the charity. We believe better connected communities are stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities. People who are well connected in good networks of social relationships live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Organisation description

At The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, our goal is to champion mental health and wellbeing, driving real change and providing crucial mental health support services to the community, wherever they are needed.
Established in 1973 in Sandwell, we have almost five decades of experience in providing mental health support to thousands of people across the UK. Our dedicated staff are constantly striving to support those who need our help with a range of mental health services.
We are #TeamKPG, and our aim is to create a brighter future for everyone, together.


Please contact us to discuss any access needs

Preferred skills

This is an exciting project for KPG in response to the impact that prolonged periods of isolation have had on those who are vulnerable within our community. You’ll give people regular valuable contact with someone outside their immediate support bubble, helping them feel less alone during a time which is so uncertain.
You’ll support them to maintain positive mental health and encourage communication on meaningful topics or shared interests, helping promote positive outlooks and raised confidence.

Experience gained

You will be passionate about supporting, enabling, and empowering people who are vulnerable or isolated. Training and support will be given along your volunteer journey.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • Older people

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Daytime
  • Evenings


  • Mainly indoors
  • Mainly outdoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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