YMCA Tayside is in search for mentors to support our communities young women aged 9-14 years old so they can work to become the best version of themselves.
Y’s Girls Mentoring is an early and effective mentoring initiative that has been adapted and replicated off the successful Plusone Mentoring programme, designed by YMCA Scotland in Edinburgh.
Over a 12 month period, Y’s Girls mentors and young people meet regularly and work together to identify achievable goals that will empower the mentee and build their resilience enabling them to lead fulfilling lives.
Mentoring sessions offer an informal environment with the opportunity to discuss anything that might be worrying the mentee, from family and personal relationships to lifestyle and education.
Mentors will work closely with the Programme Manager and partners in social work, education and others in order to achieve the expected outcomes giving our communities young women the best chance in life no matter their background.
This is a very rewarding opportunity that provides excellent experience for those interested in this field of work, study or for those that are simply wanting to try something new and or “give back”.
YMCA Tayside is committed to providing opportunities for young people across Perth and Kinross. Change, for most of us, happens because of the people we know; friends, family, school friends and work mates – they all affect who we are. Relationships matter to us. Building relationships is what we do at YMCA Tayside. You know someone better when you do something together. At YMCA Tayside, we offer the chance to do different activities together; building relationships and impacting lives. All of the volunteers and staff at YMCA Tayside put their time and energy into empowering young people to engage in positive relationships with us and with other young people. Most of the time our young people just need somewhere to go; a place where they can meet and get to know each other. This is why we can be found in so many different places; The Y Centre – YMCA’s own premises in the City Centre – in local schools, out and about in town, and in local churches running youth groups. YMCA Tayside is also connected with YMCA’s across the world through YMCA Scotland, YMCA Europe and YMCA International. This means that we are able to offer opportunities and have access to resources far beyond our capacity as a small charity. As part of this global movement, we have ties all over the world that are accessible by our young people to explore far beyond their own backyards through volunteer programmes, leadership conferences and the direct connections that have been made.
Experience required: We require no formal qualifications – the only thing we need is PVG Scheme Record. If you are a parent you will immediately bring direct experience of relationship, of different responses to authority and of a wide range of attitudes and behaviours.
You will be able to reflect on life experiences where you personally have faced difficulties and challenges in life, with which you gained essential learning and understanding about many of the experiences that a young person will face.