STAND International work with people aged mainly 16 to 30 from Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire who are from areas of disadvantage or are experiencing hardship. The world of work is changing rapidly and, particularly after a challenging 2 years, people are left lacking in confidence, skills and a clear direction. As a mentor, you will provide practical and emotional support to 3-4 volunteers over a period of 6 months – before, during and after a trip abroad on projects in Ghana, Romania or Belarus. Your role will allow them to fulfil their potential, widen their horizons and enhance their employment opportunities whilst at the same time becoming more involved in an inclusive society.
Mission Dedicated to working with marginalised groups and individuals in disadvantaged communities in Scotland. Focus Working with individuals and groups we help identify how they can harness their talents, experience of exclusion and their genuine compassion to assist others in either their local community or the wider global community. Partnership Over the years we have also developed a number of partnerships with organisations in a variety of European countries including the UK who are keen address the many layers of discrimination and exploitation whether in relation to age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or social stigma.
Experience required: People management skills, and a positive attitude and ability to motivate others. Being able to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people from challenging backgrounds. Experience delivering workshops is desirable but not required.
Travel details: The pre-departure training with volunteers takes place in Kirkintilloch, and then the trips would be to either Ghana, Belarus or Romania.
Minimum age: 16
Expenses details: There would be a charge for taking trips abroad but this would be minimal and there is an opportunity for this fee to be waived depending on your circumstances.
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