Amy-Rae Rooijackers is looking for a big buddy or two but not for herself.
The Mataura woman coordinates the Presbyterian Support Southland Family Works Buddy Programme and needs adult volunteers to take part, Ms Rooijackers said.
“Someone that has two hours a week to spend time with a little buddy to hang out and have fun.
“Someone who would like to make a difference in a young person’s life.”
She said there was often a need for adults to join the programme.
“We never struggle to fill the little buddy positions.
“It really is an amazing programme.”
It was “heart warming” watching the relationship between the big and little buddy grow, she said.
“It’s so rewarding for both parties.”
People did not need to spend money entertaining their little buddy.
“It is about giving them time and attention.”
Those over 18-years-old with a drivers licence were eligible to apply for the programme and would be trained for the role.
Posters featuring the seven big buddies already a part of the project have been put up around Gore to advertise the programme.