A buddy bench! We have lots of benches on campus that don't get used all that much. We could turn one into a "buddy bench." The assumption would be that if someone was sitting on one alone, they want someone to talk to so any passer by could accompany them on the buddy bench.
Northwest Middle School’s Project Peace Club created a Friendship Bench for the school’s lobby. Students are encouraged to sit on the bench with a friend/confidant and talk about an issue on their mind. l www.ReadingSD.org