Big Hearts Community Trust

The Big Hearts Befrienders’ initiative helps improve the emotional wellbeing of young people aged 5 to 16 years old who are living in Kinship Care or who are socially isolated within the City of Edinburgh. Befriending is when a person builds a one-to-one trusted relationship with someone who is in need of some extra support.

Our Big Hearts Befrienders help children create memories to build their self esteem, improve their confidence and encourage them to get more active in their community.

Information for volunteers

Every child should get the chance to laugh, play and socialise regularly, whatever challenges they face at school or at home.

Volunteer Big Hearts Befrienders help create memories for young people, by taking part in fun activities.

As a volunteer, you will be matched with a young person who has similar interests to yours and get the freedom to find social and fun activities to do together once a week, for example attending a football game, going to the cinema, swimming or walking along the canal.


Jane Harkin
Big Hearts Community Trust
Big Hearts Community Trust
Tynecastle Stadium
Gorgie Road
EH11 2NL