Interest Link Borders

We aim to improve the quality of life of people with learning disabilities and their carers in the Scottish Borders through volunteer befriending. We were founded in 1990 and have 300 service users and 200 volunteers

We provide 1:1 and group befriending services for children (8+), young people and adults with learning disabilities (and children & young people with autism) through our four branches covering Roxburgh, Tweeddale, Central Borders and Berwickshire.

Members and families can come directly to us to request a service.

Information for volunteers

• We are looking for people of all ages, from all walks of life and from every corner of the Borders to volunteer and make an impact on the quality of life of over 270 socially isolated children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism who use our services.
• You don’t need any special experience or skills, just your goodwill and a few hours every fortnight.
• As well as seeing the big difference you make to someone's life, you will form rich and rewarding friendships during your time with us.
• We have four local branches (Roxburgh, Tweeddale, Central Borders and Berwickshire). You would be prepared and supported by your local Co-ordinator, who will also organise membership of the PVG scheme for working with children and adults at risk.


Andrew Findlay
Interest Link Borders
Volunteer Hall
TD11 3AF