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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Youth Befriender (East Fife)

Want to make a difference, and have fun? Can you spare 2 hours a fortnight to support a marginalised young person?

LINK works with 12-18 year olds who have become isolated due to mental health issues.

The in-person, 1-1 befriending meetings take place out in the community. This safe, supported timeout helps the young people to increase their wellbeing, resilience, social and relationship skills.

When you meet, and what you do with your befriending time together is left up to you and the young person to decide. It may be a walk, café, cinema, bowling – there’s a monthly allowance to cover expenses.

Experience required

Experience required: No special qualifications or experience required.

Desirable skills - reliability; sense of fun and friendly; kindness; patience; good communication and listening skills; ability to volunteer independently, with regular supervision – over a cuppa and cake.

Travel details

The opportunity takes place in East Fife.

Travel expenses

Travel and out-of-pocket expenses are paid, up to a set monthly amount.

Training details

Training provided: Volunteers receive training; ongoing support and supervision; personal development and social outing opportunities.


Minimum age: 16


Volunteers (aged 16-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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