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Space at Youth Befriending provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 5-16 though supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience for children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives due to parental drug and alcohol use. Through the befriending relationship the child / young person and the befriender may touch on topics such as increasing self-esteem; dealing with worries; respect for others.

About Space and Broomhouse Hub

At Space and Broomhouse Hub, we aim to be an anchor organisation. Our mission is to create opportunities that make a positive difference to the lives of our community, people in Broomhouse, Sighthill & Parkhead, and SW Edinburgh, to enable them to flourish, thrive and achieve their highest potential. Our vision is to enable the amazing people, young and old, who engage with our work to flourish through a sense of community and enriching experiences.

Experience Required

No qualifications are necessary, as full volunteer training will be provided, Experience of spending time with children and young people is desirable, Some knowledge of the current issues affecting children and young people and their families, Good communication skills with children, young people and families

Training Details

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

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

4 weeks training (2 hrs 1 evening per week) then 2-3 hours per week for minimum 12 months commencing training.

Location/Travel Details

South West Edinburgh, The Broomhouse centre EH11 3RH


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

Accessibility Details

  • Named Contact For Volunteer
  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet