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

23 young people benefitted from a mentor
194 children benefitted from our befriending programme
47% of our children were referred for social isolation

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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


    Looking to take on a challenge to keep you fit and active this year? Run Walk Ride offers the perfect solution. Click to find out more. Read more

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