Volunteer Youth Befriender

Youth Befriending at Space provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 5-16 who are experiencing difficulties in their lives due to parental drug and alcohol use.

The service supports children and young people to learn new skills and provides a social experience to help increase self-esteem and support them to deal with worries, through regular one to one’s.

Space Youth Befriending aims to provide support for 40 young people in Broomhouse and South West Edinburgh.

Experience Required

No qualifications are necessary as full volunteer training will be provided.

Experience of spending time with children and young people and some knowledge of the current issues affecting children and young people and their families is desirable.

Training Details

Training over 4 weeks, 1 evening per week for 2 hours.

Flexibility & Commitment

After the training programme we require a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for minimum 12 months.

Location/Travel Details

The Broomhouse Hub, EH11 3RH and potentially other areas in South West Edinburgh


We provide cover for all travel expenses and a monthly activity budget for the duration of the befriending sessions.


For more information or to apply please contact youthbefriending@spacescot.org