The Young People's Befriending Project was established in 2007 and has been serving the local community in Orkney since. The Project exists to offer time to young people, aged 8-18, who are struggling with some aspects of their lives. The Project helps to give them the opportunity to build a trusting relationship with a trained volunteer, while engaging in fun diversionary activities that build their self-esteem, confidence, resilience and coping skills. Matches are 1 to 1 and tend to be for a couple of hours fortnightly. We welcome referrals from all individuals and agencies.