Staff and volunteers provide services to children and young people between five and sixteen years of age. One to one befriending takes place once a fortnight and is centred on the needs and wishes of the child. Befrienders give children and young people individual attention and support, provide them with encouragement, and help reduce feelings of isolation. Popular befriending activities include baking, arts and crafts, local outings and swimming. we also run various groups for children and young people. These include groups in schools, groups for teenagers, and holiday activities during the summer holidays. Please see our website for more information.
no upper age limit has been specified
Each volunteer is expected to attend four compulsory training sessions, including child & adult protection and induction, before they start their volunteering role. There will be opportunities for further training throughout their time volunteering with us. They will also receive regular support and supervision sessions with their named supervisor.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - If a volunteer has to take public transport to come to our centre to undertake their volunteering role, we will reimburse their fare.
Experience of working with children would be helpful but is not essential as full training will be given.
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
our experts love helping people of all ages and backgrounds to become volunteers.
Register your opportunity
If you are an Organisation that would like your opportunity to be registered. You can do this by requesting a registration form here.
Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.