South Ayrshire Befriending Project

South Ayrshire Befriending Project (SABP) is a small, independent, registered charity. We are based in Ayr and provide a befriending service for young people aged between 8 to 18 years old with social or emotional difficulties living within South Ayrshire.

Young people are supported by our Befriender Volunteers on a one to one basis meeting up for a few hours every two weeks. Together they enjoy a range of activities from going to the cinema to visiting their local community centre. Group activities are also offered.

Our aim is to reduce the social isolation of the young person, increase their confidence and self esteem and to ensure they are included and feel valued.

Information for volunteers

All our volunteers receive training and are matched with their own designated Project Coordinator who will provide ongoing support, advice and guidance to them throughout their time with the charity.
There is also the opportunity to attend further training sessions and occasional social events.


South Ayrshire Befriending Project
4a Citadel Place