Befriending Laois 

Befriending Laois is a befriending service in Laois. The Befriending Laois Service is offered to people who are at risk of becoming isolated and would like to receive regular visits from a volunteer.  

We match people who have a compatible personality and share common interests.  Volunteers offer friendship and a kind listening ear.  

Our volunteers are recruited from the local community and come from a wide range of backgrounds.  Volunteers are trained and garda vetted and supervised by a Befriending Laois Coordinator.


The Role of a Befriending Volunteer is:-

  • To Befriend and provide companionship to the older person with whom they have been matched (visits are approximately one hour per week)
  • To alleviate loneliness and isolation for the older person through visits

This project was set up by Laois Partnership under the guidance of ALONE (

All volunteers need to be Garda Vetted by Laois Partnership Company.  Contact via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 087 272 0715