We believe that the world is a much nicer place to live, work and play when we all belong, and when we’re sharing the things we care about with others.
We know that strong communities are built around people just like you – people with a unique life story, people of all ages and abilities, people new to a place, people at all stages of life! Through our connections to one another, we discover new things about ourselves and about the world around us.
And hey, we get it… it can be hard to put yourself out there. So, about ten years ago, we started Befriend to do something pretty simple; bring people together!
We work collaboratively with local government, organisations and residents, supporting everyone we meet to think about their roles in the community a little differently and find meaningful ways to contribute to our shared purpose. It’s through this work that we all – as friends, neighbours, employees and citizens – can transform the world into a more connected, inclusive space that welcomes all people!
So, you could say that we’re an organisation on a mission; to nurture connected, thriving communities where everyone is valued and everyone can belong. And that starts right now, with you… we’re just the support act!
We’re so much more than a space to connect
We’re sparking a movement of togetherness
Our vision is of an inclusive, connected world.
We exist to spark human connection between people from diverse backgrounds, to grow inclusive communities in which all people are valued and belong
Our values guide everything that we do, from our conversations with the people we encounter, to how we make decisions as a team. They’re our north star.
We're includers and we leave no person behind. We treat people how they like to be treated because hey, we’re all different. And that’s awesome.
Real human connection begins with being genuine. We love seeing people living as their true self, quirks 'n all.
We're open to exploring new ways of seeing the world, through the people we meet and the way we operate. We’re ever-learning and ever-growing.
Fun is the glue that brings people together. We're basically a glue factory.
We want our organisation to be around until everyone has deep, meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.