ARGYLL AND BUTE BEFRIENDERS
Supporting Children and Families
RELATIONSHIPS THAT BUILD RESILIENCE
We recruit, train and match volunteer Befrienders with children and young people aged 6-16. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
Our goal is to create opportunities for those in need. With encouragement, guidance and access to the right resources, children and young people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Volunteer Befrienders often 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.
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.
Having a Befriender can help children and young people to feel more respected, valued and confident about making positive connections with others in their community and engaging with society. Particularly for young people who have experienced adversity, the relationship with their Befriender can make a significant positive difference to their self-esteem and ability to cope with future challenges.
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.
ARGYLL COMMUNITY LOTTERY
Show Your Support
You can now 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 support they need - and you also have the chance to win up to £25 000.
BECOME A BEFRIENDER
Make a lasting difference
Volunteering as a Befriender is a mutually 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. 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 email@example.com or call us on 01546 603 144 for a chat or simply complete the referral form below and we will then contact you. It can take a while for a young person to be matched with a volunteer because we need to spend a lot of time and effort to make sure that the relationship is as successful as possible.
CO-OP LOCAL CAUSES
We are delighted to have been selected as one of the Co-Op's local causes which means that Co-Op Members can choose our charity to benefit each time they shop at the Lochgilphead store.