Description

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 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 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.

This is an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to help young people in their community who need a helping hand. For further information please contact Sue van Horen, Mentor Manager at email: sue.vanhoren@volunteeringmatters.org.uk or tel.: 07833250410.

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.

Restrictions

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).
Experience required: -Self motivated, reliable, organised, flexible, patient, resolute, emphatic, understanding of the challenges a young person might face. -Positive attitude, supportive and encouraging approach. -Provide constructive helpful feedback and the ability to relate to young people, build rapport and trust. -Active listening skills, ability to inspire, empower, motivate. -Previous mentoring or youth work experience or training would be outstanding but not a necessity.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: The mentor/mentee sessions can take place in a variety of ways, 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 which is shared as part of induction and training which all volunteer mentors attend. 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 and Child Protection Training. -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. -When COVID allows regular volunteer social activities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 10 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.