Sue Ryder – Befrienders & Self Management Volunteers

We believe everyone should live the fullest life possible. Being a Sue Ryder volunteer is a great way to gain skills, to meet new people, or get involved in your local community. It can also be a very meaningful way of giving something back.

Our outreach Self Management Service supports people to share information and experiences, make new friends, build confidence and get more involved with their local community.

Our volunteer befrienders provide practical and emotional support for people with neurological conditions living at home in Aberdeen city. They’re there to talk, listen and offer company. They’ll also help someone to get out and about if that’s what they want – accompanying them on a trip to the shops or local park for a walk.

We welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering. Whatever your age or experience, or the amount of time you have to give, there is something you can do. We train people for the role they choose, give them ongoing support, and celebrate outstanding contributions.

To find about more, telephone the Self Management team on 01224 896339, email us on or visit