If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen…
We run Befriending services for both older adults and young people in Orkney. All our befriending matches are delivered by volunteers who are fully trained and supported by the Befriending team. Matches are carefully made to ensure both sides benefit from the experience and we often hear from our volunteers as well as the Befriendee how much they value the befriending relationship.
We also have Group befriending and Intergenerational befriending sessions in order to reach out to more people in our community.