Volunteer Mentors (Aberdeen Schools)

  • VO87950


Description

Become a Mentor and #BeTheBridge for a Young Person

Do you have just one hour per week to meet with a like-minded young person in school and chat about hobbies, interests and career aspirations you have in common? Mentoring charity MCR Pathways are looking for volunteer mentors to sign up and support a young person in one of six Aberdeen schools: Dyce Academy, Harlaw Academy, Hazlehead Academy, Lochside Academy, Northfield Academy and St Machar Academy.

Meeting weekly, for a minimum of one year, volunteers can help a young person they are matched with to build confidence, aspirations and work towards a strong post-school destination. Not only does the pupil benefit, but the mentor gains a number of life skills and, most importantly, a friend for life.

There are no qualifications required and full training is provided. All MCR asks is that mentors are over 21 and are there consistently for their young person. The signup process can be completed online and the MCR team will be on hand to guide you through each step of the way.

You can #BeTheBridge between potential and possibility. There are so many young people who need a mentor that’s there just for them.

For further details / to register your interest please visit https://mcrpathways.org/aberdeen/ or contact our Mentor Services Team in Aberdeen at email aberdeen@mcrpathways.org / tel.: 07709249661.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.

Restrictions

Experience required: There are no qualifications required and full training is provided. All MCR asks is that mentors are over 21 and are there consistently for their young person.
Travel details: Mentoring takes place at one of six Aberdeen schools: Dyce Academy, Harlaw Academy, Hazlehead Academy, Lochside Academy, Northfield Academy or St Machar Academy.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Training details: Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. Our Mentor Journey takes you through the process: • Info Sessions – an online information session. • 1:1 Conversations – where we get to know you a little better and ask you questions about your personality, hobbies, school life and career path. • Training – This is a group session which takes around 2 hours and we have been hosting these online since summer 2020. • Matching - After training and once PVG is approved, you will be put forward to the matching panel. • Induction – with your Pathways Coordinator and meet your young person! • Ongoing support given via the Pathways Coordinator and Mentor Hub.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 11 days 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.