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Friends 4 U

The Friends 4 U Scheme offers friendship and support to young people between 7 and 18 years of age who are involved with Cardiff's children's services.

The scheme allows volunteers to give young people the chance to experience a wide range of activities such as sports and leisure with the hope that they will find something they enjoy and will carry on with after the involvement ends.

Become a volunteer

Are you able to commit to befriending a young person you are matched with? Are you reliable, enthusiastic, confident and non-judgemental? Do you have a fun, positive attitude, good communication skills, and a good sense of humour? 


Volunteers spend a few hours with their young person every week or fortnightly depending on what’s convenient. Some meet in the evenings, others at weekends. We provide out of pocket expenses.

Friends 4 U welcomes volunteers from all sectors of the community. Volunteers must be over 18. You will have to attend a few training sessions to prepare for the role. As a volunteer, you will have access to skill related training through Cardiff Council. To be accepted you will need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​​ and provide two satisfactory references.

It you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the Friends 4 U volunteer application form (47kb DOC)​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new windowand return to the address on the form.


Alternatively, if you would like an application pack sent to you or would like to find out more about Friends 4 U please contact us.

029 2087 3975

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