Virtual Befriender


We are looking for volunteers to provide support to Leonard Cheshire residents in our services across Edinburgh and Fife and disabled people in the community through digital technology such as telephone, Zoom, Facetime, Facebook portals, Team etc


Edinburgh & Fife

Time commitment

Flexible, depending on service requirement or individuals in the community.

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Role description

To liaise with activity staff and to arrange regular activity for residents.

To arrange and take part in video calls with residents and disabled people in the community.

Participate in meetings/coffee mornings sessions.

To arrange and call people in the community who have various disabilities and need communication with a friendly face.

Key Skills

General IT Skills

Good communicator

Good listener

Ability to explain things in simple terms



Need for the confidentiality of information

Requirements of Role

Two references

PVG check

Online induction training


This is a great role for someone who is empathetic and willing to help disabled people stay connected digitally.