The Buddy Service: supporting young people to build their confidence and make positive change

We’re looking for volunteers!

Would you like to volunteer for the Buddy Service? Want to give something back to the community or make a difference to a young person’s life? Want to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge? Want to support young people to help build their confidence and make positive changes? Why not become a buddy volunteer for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind? 

We are looking for people with warmth, sensitivity, understanding, patience, and a sense of humour, with a mature flexible outlook and enough time to volunteer regularly.   

For more information download the role description below 

For an application form please contact Denise Lindsay at

About the Buddy Service

The Buddy Service is located in Coventry and it empowers young people to take ownership and look at ways to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness. The support provided can be on a one-to-one or small group basis within the community.  

The young person will be matched with a buddy based on their likes and similar interests.  

The young person and their buddy will meet regularly and take steps in reaching personal goals to become more independent.  

The aim is for the young person’s self-esteem and confidence to grow and for them to feel comfortable and happy with their social life so they no longer require The Buddy Service.  

We also provide one off workshops for parents whose children are accessing The Buddy Service around practical strategies to help them support their child’s emotional wellbeing.  

How to contact us

Buddy Service
The Junction
141 Far Gosford St

t: (024) 7663 1835

How to make a referral

To be eligible for the service, the young person must be between the ages of 13-18, live in Coventry and be socially isolated.

For under 16s, any professional working with the young person can refer.
Any young person over 16 can refer themselves.

Please complete the form below and email it to, or post it to us at the address above.

See the Data Protection leaflet for this service below

Download a referral form below