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Young and Free, is  a “buddying” and befriending service for disabled young people with physical and sensory impairments aged 16-25 in the Bristol area.

 As well as group wide events in a range of locations we also can offer a social outlet on a 1:1 basis which we actively encourage.

We do a range of activities including:

  • Bowling
  • Theater trips
  • meals out
  • Disco’s and Quizzes

We are looking for befriending champions to help support our work and provide our members with a friendly face and someone to talk to and share their interests with.


Volunteering looks great on CVs and references can be obtained on request after you have committed a minimum of 10 volunteering hours. 

The hours you donate will be tracked and recorded and certificates of thanks and recognition are given out on a regular basis.


  • DBS CHECK ESSENTIAL - Covered by the charity
  • All training is provided by the charity.
  • Expenses can be claimed by for 1:1 buddying 
  • Transport provided on request to event locations

If this is something you may be interested in please get in contact using the information below.

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We are looking for friendly, patient and supportive befriending champions to support our disabled members at the events we provide, all training is provided and the DBS check is covered by the charity. This opportunity is a great way to explore Bristol as we offer events that happen all across the city and cover all entry costs.

We are happy to give references after 10 hours minimum has been given to the charity and your volunteer hours will be tracked so that certificates can be awarded as recognition and thanks for the time you have donated.

You will be working with disabled people with low self esteem so a calm and kind attitude is essential.


Own car is not essential as transport can be provided with prior arrangement.

We are a growing charity with some exciting events ahead and we look forward to welcoming new volunteers.


If you feel that this would be of interest to you please contact the Project co-ordinator Laura on or call 07468524364 for more info.


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Required Role

Befriending Champions



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Key responsibilities

Socialising - Share interests - Wheelchair pushing

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  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Driving

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Event Planning
  • Initiative
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 03-05-2019

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