Befriend a Child Volunteers

  • VO71887


Are you a good listener, non-judgemental and empathetic with an ability to relate to traumatic life experiences that some of the children/young people referred to us may have faced?

Befriend a Child is a local charity that provides 1:1 befriending and mentoring services for school aged children and young people. We recruit caring adults who act as role models for school-aged children who face some kind of disadvantage. They spend time together on a 1:1 basis, talking, sharing and having fun. Could that be you?

If you are reliable and fun-loving, with a positive disposition and you can commit to sparing a few hours each month, you could make a huge difference in a young person’s life.

There are a number of fantastic benefits to becoming a volunteer with Befriend a Child such as:
• Access to training and upskilling opportunities
• The chance to play an active role in shaping the future of a child or young person
• Ongoing support from our expert team
• The opportunity to build transferable skills for your future and career
• The chance to expand your horizons and try new activities
• Being part of an amazing volunteer community

All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more information/to register your interest please visit and/or email us at

Organisation aims and objectives

At Befriend a Child we support school-aged children in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who are growing up in difficult life circumstances. We match them with trained volunteers or ‘Befrienders’ or ‘Mentors’ who act as positive role models to help children develop resilience, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available to suit volunteers.


Travel details: Opportunities across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Relevant out of pocket expenses are re-imbursed.
Training details: Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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