A caring, listening presence in Guildford.

Community Angels is a befriending project for vulnerable adults of any age. This may include those who face loneliness, isolation, illness or other personal difficulties.

Our volunteers visit people in their homes, providing companionship and support to reconnect with the local community.

Support is personalised and may range from chatting over a cup of tea to going for walks, trying a new activity, or accessing other types of help. Some adults may require short-term support through a difficult time, whilst others may benefit from longer term visits.


Number of volunteers


Clients supported Each Year


Number of befriending visits Each Year


Annual volunteer hours

How do we help?

Community Angels provide help and support in the following three ways.


Offering companionship and a listening ear


Adults with other activities and support in the community


Individuals to make decisions and take action for themselves

Could you be a Community Angel?

  • Are you 18 or over?
  • Do you have compassion for adults facing difficulties?
  • Can you commit visit someone around once a week at a time to suit you?
  • Enjoy building relations?
  • Do you have the ability to empower others?
  • Can you work independently?
  • Are you prepared to attend initial training?

All community Angels are offered initial training and ongoing regular support, as well as opportunities to share with other volunteers. You can view our 2021 Community Angels Info leaflet here.

Please contact us to find out about our next training or volunteer meeting. You are welcome to come along to explore if this role could suit you before making a commitment.

Making a referral

Are you worried about someone you know who may be lonely, isolated, or facing other difficulties in life?

We receive referrals from a range of organisations including health and social care professionals, charities and the police. We will also take self-referrals from the individual or from family, friends or members of the community.

Please Contact Us to find out more about receiving help or making a referral.

“We’re all becoming more aware of how many lonely people there are who won’t reach out and there needs to be someone to make that first step and that first connection”

Guildford Community Warden

Case Studies

  • Community Angels – Alison

    November 27, 2023

    Alison was referred to Community Angels by Adult Social Care. She was suffering from agoraphobia, exacerbated by physical disabilities, making it physically as well as psychologically hard to leave her house. She felt she was relying too heavily on her partner for help and wanted to gain confidence in taking steps to increase independence as well as having some company during the day. After six months of weekly befriending visits, Alison reflected [...]

Community Angels Project Co-ordinator

Anne Thornton

Works Tuesday – Thursday

Community Angels Project Support

Susanna Hoar

Works Wednesday – Friday

Contact Community Angels

Need more information about Community Angels, want to make a donation or get involved?

Community Angels enquiries