I agree with mojo (sup dude)
Sounds like your friend isn't looking to ride some HUGE lines.
If you know of a safe place (no avalanche danger) that has a safe approach & exit...
Go build a kicker, dig some pits, share some knowledge... plant the seed.
Maybe you'll inspire him to get the necessary gear & pursue an avalanche course.
It'd be better if your buddy has someone who has some avi/BC knowledge go build that kicker with him.
That way he & others won't get themselves into a bad spot.
People WILL venture into the BC with out gear & avi knowledge.
Nothing we can do aside from spread awareness & promote safety.