Volunteer Mentor

  • VO85542
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals?
ProjectScotland works with young people who are trying to get on in life, by providing them with 1-2-1 support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity.
On top of this, each of the young people we work with is offered the chance to work with a volunteer mentor.
We are searching for people to commit to spending one hour a week for a minimum of 6 months, mentoring the young people that ProjectScotland works with.
As a volunteer mentor, you will help them reflect on their volunteering, enabling them to turn up the volume on their skills and resources, which in turn will help them work out what they want to do in the future. The support you can offer is invaluable, from providing CV advice and interview support, to goal setting and confidence building.

Organisation aims and objectives

Project Scotland is a charity that helps young people aged 16 to 30 to get on in life through full time volunteering. We partner with hundreds of Scottish Charities to create quality 3 month placements in Scotland.

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Restrictions

Experience required: • Self-motivated, reliable and organised • Flexible, patient and resolute • Empathy and understanding of the challenges a young person might face • A positive attitude • Supportive and encouraging approach that can help young people recognise and reach their potential • Ability to provide constructive helpful feedback • Active listening skills • Previous mentoring experience, youth work or training would be outstanding but is not a necessity
Travel details: Your meetings would ideally be face to face at a place arranged between you are your mentee - however given the COVID situation many matches are virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp at the moment.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: 2 x mandatory training sessions delivered to begin with and ongoing training as/when needed.

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.