YPBS provides a high quality service to young people aged 8-18 who are coping with difficult circumstances in their lives. Whether this is because of unusual pressures in the family, at school or some other factor, the Service is designed to offer the young person a supportive relationship with an adult who holds them in positive regard and an opportunity for time out having fun. Our processes are designed to help us to get to know a young person so that we can match them with the volunteer befriender who will give them the best befriending experience. Once a young person is matched the Service will monitor and support the relationship to ensure quality for both the young person and the befriender.
Information for volunteers
Befriending a young person with Volunteer Glasgow gives the opportunity for you to invest in yourself by learning new skills and honing existing ones. You would also be making a contribution in the city, enjoying experiences with a young person who will benefit from your support. With both foundation and ongoing training, peer and individual support, you will find befriending to be challenging and rewarding. Come and talk to us about how to get involved.