Young People’s Befriending Project
The Young People’s Befriending Project works alongside young people (aged 8-18) by offering them support through a volunteer Befriender. Our Befrienders are caring and thoughtful people who are invested in bringing out the best in their young people and building an intentional trusting relationship with them, centered on personality compatibility and shared interests. Our young people and their Befrienders meet in their pairs once a fortnight to take part in activities that they choose together, from swimming or cycling, to crafting or comic book writing, to baking or BBQing, to rock pooling or rock climbing. Over these sessions the volunteer’s aim is to offer support and encouragement, introduce new activities, build the young person’s confidence and self-esteem and offer real friendship to them. Time and time again, we see that this support can being real lasting difference to a young person’s life.
To find out more about becoming a Befriender, referring a young person, or having a Befriender yourself, just follow the links to the right of this page.