Choose Kindness... Be a Kindness Buddy!

Who’s a Kindness Buddy?

A person with a flexible approach to volunteering, willing to get involved in all sorts of activities to suit the people who need support in their community. 

What would I be doing as a Kindness Buddy?

As a Kindness Buddy, you might help someone with: 

  • Shopping for a few weeks
  • Take someone to a weekly club
  • Help someone get back out into the community after a period of isolation 
  • Support a local carer with a much-needed regular break
  • Any other support request presented to us 

Some people you help may need short-term support, but others may require you for longer. Either way, we will agree this at the outset. 

What skills do I need? 

Kindness Buddies must be flexible, personable, patient, considerate, calm, and above all else, kind! A sense of humour is helpful too. 

Where would I volunteer? 

Across East Renfrewshire. Kindness Buddies should be able to travel easily, whether in their car or being confident using public transport. We’ll reimburse your travel costs. 

How much time would I need? 

As a Kindness Buddy, you may be actively volunteering every week for a while but then find there is a quiet spell. You may prefer to stick to one project or be happy to help across various. The choice is yours!

Is there any support and training to become a Kindness Buddy?

We provide training, and we will support you throughout your volunteering journey. This role will also require a PVG check free of charge. 

The role would present an excellent opportunity to learn and develop new skills whilst providing an invaluable service across your local community. 


We’d love to have you on board! Just complete the short interest form below, and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible to chat about the role in a bit more detail.

What if I want to chat to someone first?

No worries! Just get in touch with us on 0141 876 9555 or email: [email protected] and we will be happy to chat with you about this role or volunteering in general.