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Space at Youth Befriending provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 5-16 though supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience for children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives due to parental drug and alcohol use. Through the befriending relationship the child / young person and the befriender may touch on topics such as increasing self-esteem; dealing with worries; respect for others.

Organisation aims and objectives

Space @ The Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish Award nominated Charity organisation delivering diverse services supporting young people, families, older people, and carers – amongst others – engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year. More than 30 years on, with a new community hub building and still with local community groups and trustees at its core, Space continues working to improve the happiness, mood & mental well-being of our community members, enhancing physical health, and developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting, and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, the potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.










4 weeks training (2 hrs 1 evening per week) then 2-3 hours per week for minimum 12 months commencing training.


Experience required: No qualifications are necessary, as full volunteer training will be provided, Experience of spending time with children and young people is desirable, Some knowledge of the current issues affecting children and young people and their families, Good communication skills with children, young people and families
Travel details: South West Edinburgh, The Broomhouse centre EH11 3RH
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We provide cover for all travel expenses and a monthly activity budget for the duration of the befriending sessions.
Training details: Training over 4 weeks, 1 evening per week for 2 hours.