Youth Befriender (East Lothian)

  • VO74372


We offer a fantastic befriending service to young people aged 8 – 14 who are referred to us through professionals working with them.

We aim to create a supportive and nurturing match with a fully trained befriending, to increase self-esteem, confidence and motivation in a young person’s life. Young people must be care experienced, be the sibling of a child with additional support needs, be receiving support from CAMHS or other mental health services, have a chaotic lifestyles or home environment to be referred to the service.

If you would like to make a positive and lasting impact on a local young person’s life and you can offer a few hours a week, this might be perfect opportunity for you!

To find out more, please contact us to find out more.

Organisation aims and objectives

We provide support, learning and development opportunities for people and organisations. We provide guidance, support and training to Third Sector organisations and community groups. We enable people to engage with their local community, develop and learn new skills through volunteering. We also facilitate Third Sector representation at a local level through our delegate system. Elected from with the Sector, delegates voice challenges and opinions on emerging issues, get involved in local decision making and champion the work of the Sector.










2-3 hour per week or every 1-2 weeks.


All volunteer befrienders will be asked to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme or complete an update and provide two references. This opportunity requires a 6 month commitment period.
Experience required: We are looking for trustworthy, caring and reliable adults with good communication skills to be positive role models for local young people. A background in working with children or in young or community work would be helpful but is not essential.
Travel details: We will match you with a young person within easy access to you, whether you drive, travel on foot or use public transport. Travel expenses are covered by the project.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel Expenses Activity expenses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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