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Click HERE to find out about the new Telephone Befriending Service - COVID-19



The Shetland Befriending Scheme offers a one to one support service to young people and young adults aged between 7 and 18 and to adults aged 16+ 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 4 members of staff at the Befriending Scheme who will be happy to assist you in any way they can.

  • Mairi Jamieson 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 on-going funding.  She is also the lead staff member to contact for the new telephone befriending service - COVID-19
  • Amanda Brown is the Children and Young People's Development Worker and directly delivers the service for Children and Young people aged between 7 and 15 years
  • Laura Russell ASN Development Worker and directly delivers the service for ASN Children and Young People aged between 7 and 18 years
  • Ian Edwards  delivers the service for those aged 16+ 

The Shetland Befriending Scheme is a project, managed by Voluntary Action Shetland (formerly 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.

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