At Befriend a Child we ensure that local children and young people have the opportunity to create positive childhood memories.

Befriend a Child Volunteer reaches 25-year milestone and urges others to get involved.

We were delighted to catch up with volunteer befriender Fiona Forbes on celebrating 25 years with Befriend a Child!!


Author: Emily Findlay

Fundraise for us

Befriend a Child are a small team and we always appreciate an extra pair of hands to help out at our fundraising events and external challenges. Whether you can spare a few hours, or a few hours every week we’d love to hear from you.


Author: Yoann Van Nuwenborg

Our Impact

217 young people benefitted from a volunteer 
52 young people attended our youth clubs
44 families have received support 

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Case studies

  • Catriona, Phil & Adam's Befriending Story

    “Befriending has had a massive impact on us. It's increased our confidence when interacting with children, and we feel a huge sense of pride when our befriendee gains a new skill or makes progress at school.  As a couple it has been great for us having a shared interest and having our outings to look forward to together.” Read more

  • Jacqueline & Kate's Mentoring Story

    ‘I already work with children teaching safety and I love doing that. I had never thought about mentoring until hearing more about intandem and Befriend a Child at an RGU volunteering event. Speaking to the team about who Befriend a Child are and what they do really made me want to get involved.’ Read more

  • Robert & Ben's Mentoring Story

    Robert decided to become a volunteer mentor as he feels it was something he would have greatly benefitted from having as a young person, ‘I think the idea of mentoring is great, and something I would have liked growing up so I could see how it could benefit a young child,’ Read more

Latest events

  • Befriend a Child's Golf Day 2024

    Take a swing at Befriend a Child’s annual charity golf day and help support local children, young people and families across Aberdeen City & Shire Read more

  • Miles for Smiles Challenge

    Does your school, nursery or group want to do something fun and raise funds to support other local children and young people? Sign up to our Miles for Smiles Challenge and get active in 2024. Read more

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