Meet our management committee

Committed Street friends helping the homeless Aberdeen Management/Committee

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of volunteers are the backbone of Street Friends. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organisation as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.


Justin Richie

Chairman and Founder

Justin works long shifts at NHS but saw a need and had to help.  So 5 years ago he started helping the homeless on his own accord.

Justin will chat to anyone and he brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organisation grow and succeed.

Having a 'past' of his own, he expertly utilises this, helping to relate to those attending


Olya Vaskevich

Treasurer and donations

Experienced, trustworthy, hard working, fun. These are just a few of the ways co-workers describe this invaluable member of our team. Olya is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.  Her experience from previous groups and medical skills are invaluable.  As a student she relates to our attendees facing poverty, her life experiences also help her relate to many.

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Sam Raion

Communication Secretary and governance

Having a past of running teams globally as a field engineer, he ended up in a predicament facing multiple issues.  Through helping others it in turn helped him overcome and begin rebuilding his life, having been homeless in the past as well, he can relate to our attendees. This in turn allows him to continue, to help others succeed.

Drop off donations location:

Ground floor 39 Holland street

Aberdeen, AB25 3UJ

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