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The Shetland Befriending Scheme offers a one to one support service to young people and young adults aged between 7 and 25 and to adults over 60 years of age.  Our volunteers support individuals who can benefit from some additional input.  There are a whole range of reasons why individuals may want to be part of our scheme but all can benefit from taking part in lots of different and exciting activities in their local community.

Members of Staff

There are 5 members of staff at the Befriending Scheme who will be happy to assist you in any way they can.

  • Lynn Tulloch is the Project Co-ordinator of the service and has overall responsibility for the service. She supports the team on the day to day operation of the service and undertakes development work for the scheme as well as securing funding
  • Amanda Brown is the Children and Young People's Deverlopment Worker and directly delivers the service for Children and Young people aged between 7 and 15 years
  • Mairi Jamieson is the Young Adults Development Worker and delivers the service for young adults aged 16 to 25 years
  • Laura Russell ASN Development Worker and directly delivers the service for ASN Children and Young People aged between 7 and 18 years
  • Elaine Nisbet is the 60+ Development Worker and directly delivers two befriending services, one which supports those who are 60+ years and one where the service users are aged 60+ and are affected by Dementia

The Shetland Befriending Scheme is a voluntary organisation, managed by Voluntary Action Shetland (formally Shetland Council of Social Service) and works in partnership with a variety of local and national agencies.  We would like to thank those who financially support the running of the scheme.

We are looking for new volunteers to join our scheme.

Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more about getting involved.

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