ProjectScotland supports young people to reach their potential through tailored support, the opportunity to experience the benefits of a volunteering placement themselves and the support of volunteer mentors.

This is a national programme which we have recently secured funding to deliver in the Aberdeen area.

As a guide -6-month commitment – 1 hour weekly although this will be flexible and may fluctuate to meet mentor and mentee availability, this meeting would ideally be face to face however given the COVID situation many matches are virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp.

In the role you may be assisting a young person to identify personal goals and aims and support them to work towards these in a planned and thought through way. e.g building self-esteem, feeling more confident in social situations, expressing themselves effectively, recognising personal strengths. In other matches you might be working on softer outcomes such as helping them to develop life skills, routine, planning for the day, managing their time effectively and in many cases just checking in to make sure all is well and they are doing alright.

For further information please contact Emma Hanlon, Mentor Manager at email: or tel.: 07746938237.

Organisation aims and objectives

Across Scotland ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family) supports young people to reach their potential through tailored support, mentoring and the opportunity to experience the benefits of volunteering themselves and the support of a volunteer mentors.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available to suit volunteers. All help greatly appreciated.


This role is regulated work and as such a PVG update or new membership is required (we organise this for volunteers/mentees and there is no cost involved either).
Experience required: We are open to anyone who is motivated to support our young people. Someone who has their own experience and wisdom to share, some time and commitment and is willing to volunteer within the parameters of our project. We would love to hear from you!
Travel details: This support would normally be face to face, in a public setting such as a quiet library space or café. However, many of our mentors and mentees are meeting virtually and using calls, whatsapps, video calls and emails to stay in touch.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: The mentor/mentee sessions can take place in a variety of ways, (see above) if they are face to face meetings in the local community, we reimburse travel expenses that are reasonable and claimed through our volunteer expenses claim process In line with HRMC guidance, we reimburse 45p per mile and bus and train travel provided tickets are provided as proof of purchase.
Training details: Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. Includes: -We provide Mentoring Training – Get Ready to Mentor and Safeguarding Training as well as ongoing training throughout the year which can be accessed virtually. -Support from a single point of contact as well as the whole Mentor Team. -Regular informal and formal support as required. -Regular communication and resource sharing. -Regular volunteer social activities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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