Richmond and Kingston BuddyUp Scheme

Richmond AID is a charity run by and for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas. They support people of all ages with all disabilities, including physical and sensory impairments, mental health issues and learning difficulties. Richmond Aid offer the Richmond and Kingston BuddyUp Scheme. This service is for young people with disabilities or additional needs aged between 14-17 years and living in the Richmond or Kingston boroughs. BuddyUp works by matching young people up with their own young volunteer (‘buddy’) and aims to enable young people to increase independence and confidence through travelling and getting out and about more in their community. And of course it’s about having fun and building a friendship! 

Find out more about the scheme and how to take part on the Richmond Aid website


​Becoming a Buddy Scheme Volunteer (Richmond and Kingston Boroughs)

If you are interested in volunteering with children and young adults, Richmond AID have fantastic ‘Buddy’ Scheme opportunities.

You could become a Buddy to a young person with a disability (for volunteers aged 16+), help them to find independence on public transport and in the community by travelling with them to activities in the local area.

Find out more about how to become a Buddy Scheme Volunteer on the Richmond Aid website