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ARGYLL AND BUTE BEFRIENDERS

Supporting Children and Young People

RELATIONSHIPS THAT BUILD RESILIENCE

Our goal is to create and cultivate nurturing relationships for young people.  We recruit, train and support adult volunteers to act as befrienders for children and young people aged 6-18.  Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to make a difference.

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VOLUNTEERS

Making a Difference

Volunteer Befrienders choose to spend quality time with a young person in their community who needs a little extra emotional and/or social support.  We provide all the necessary training and ongoing support they need and pay travel and other expenses.  Volunteers find the experience extremely rewarding and genuinely enjoy the time they spend with their young person.  Learn more about becoming a volunteer by getting in touch with our team today.

YOUNG PEOPLE

One Step at a Time

We know that children and young people need secure nurturing relationships within which to grow and develop.  Our volunteer Befrienders provide opportunities for children and young people to try different activities, learn new skills and increase their confidence.  Having a trusted adult who is commited to their wellbeing can have a life-long positive impact. Contact us to learn more or to discuss a potential referral.

GROWTH

Achieving Goals

With encouragement, guidance and access to the right resources, young people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfull their potential.  Befrienders help young people make connections with others in their community and engage with society.  Particularly for young people who have experienced significant adversity, the relationship with their Befriender can make a huge positive difference to their self-esteem and ability to cope with future challenges.

GET INVOLVED

Working together to support our communities

We work closely with families and partner agencies to ensure children and young people in Argyll and Bute have all the support they need to thrive.  To do this we need to raise awareness and funds and also recruit volunteers.

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BECOME A BEFRIENDER

Make a lasting difference

Volunteering as a Befriender is a immensely rewarding experience.  Our volunteers often tell us that they are surprised at how much they enjoy the time they spend with their young person.  There are children and young people waiting for the right adult to give them the support they need to reach their potential.  Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about becoming a Befriender to support a young person in your community.

ACCESS OUR SERVICE

Professionals or families can refer

If you know/are a young person who may benefit from having a volunteer Befriender, then please email info@befrienders.scot or call us on 01546 603 144 for a chat or simply complete the referral form below and we will then contact you.  We can only accept referrals for young people who meet our criteria and we are unable to accept referrals for young people who meet the criteria for statutory provision from health and social care but are not receiving this.

SUPPORT OUR CAUSE

Fundraising Options

You can help us raise funds every time you shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile instead.

Just go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk and choose "Befrienders SCIO"

 

You can also support our cause by buying tickets for the Argyll Community Lottery.  It’s a great way to contribute towards ensuring that children and young people have access to the relational support they need - and you have the chance to win up to £25 000!   

NEWS

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CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND

07/11/22

We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to the Co-Op Community Fund for this award of £6 453.49 which will be spent on giving local children and young people opportunities to enjoy a range of activities. THANK YOU!

CONTACT ARGYLL AND BUTE BEFRIENDERS

Find out more about our work and how you can get involved.

Scottish Charity Number: SC047812

01546 603 144

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