Community Service Partnerships

Take an active role in contributing to growing a more inclusive, connected society. We approach our partnership development in a tailored way, to design a working relationship that creates shared value for both parties.

Your organisation can work with Befriend through a range of ways:

Information SharingSpread the word to connect people to Befriend and explore effective ways to
share information through your network.
Purchasing ServicesBefriend service options, such as Professional Development Workshops, can create value for people within your network. Explore your needs with us and obtain a quote for services.
Financial ContributionsMake a financial contribution towards Befriend’s community development work. Befriend is a non-profit organization with charity tax concession status, DGR Type-1 status and a demonstrated ability to create significant social impact through grant, funding, donation and sponsorship-based arrangements.
CustomLet’s work together to tailor-make a partnership that creates shared value through a range of programs that meet both our needs. Talk to us to explore the ways in which you see opportunities for working together.

For more information about how your organisation can work with Befriend, please contact Nick at Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or 0421 061 042.

Or, take a look at our Signature Workshops.

Partner in Profile: Avivo

Avivo work in partnership with people and families to plan and provide the supports they choose to lead their lives. Avivo recognise the importance of relationships as a key determinant in living a meaningful, enjoyable life, and sought out a partnership with Befriend to enable people to have more choice and control when it came to meeting new people and forming connections in the community.

Since 2013, Avivo and Befriend have worked in partnership to enable the social connectedness and inclusion of Avivo service users, and support the development of staff capabilities.

The Avivo-Befriend partnership currently encompasses working in close partnership with Avivo staff and customers within a chosen geographical area through a number of mechanisms:

  • Professional Development - Empower staff through training on “Sparking Connections through Social Support,” and “Technology for Connection, Life Skills & Independence”.
  • Community of Practice - Grow a culture of inclusive practice through an internal Community of Practice focused on ‘Connection,’ with monthly evidence-based learning and facilitated problem-solving exercises.
  • In-House Counsel - A Befriend consultant located part-time within Avivo offices, providing 1:1 consultations with Avivo staff and service-users, nurturing ongoing development of inclusive practice and community connections.
  • Budget Contributions - Making financial resources available to cover the cost of participation for individuals on low-incomes wanting to access the Befriend Starter Kit, ticketed events and Sweet Skills short-courses.
  • Sector Development - Co-publication and presentation of the partnership as a case study of best-practice partnership approaches.