School Mentor

  • VO90781


We are looking for volunteer mentors specifically for our project based in secondary schools in Edinburgh. Castlebrae Community High School is based in the Greendykes area of Edinburgh. As a mentor, you would be matched to a S2/S3 (12-14 years) young person from one of the schools. This is an amazing opportunity to support and mentor a young person who has been identified by the school as benefitting from wrap around support and a volunteering placement.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.










Frequency and commitment details

As a guide a 6 month commitment – 1 hour weekly although this will be flexible and may fluctuate to meet school timetables and mentor availability. Mentors will have to be available to meet with the pupil within school hours.


Experience required: Self-motivated, reliable and organised. Flexible, patient and resolute. Emphatic 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. Ability to relate to young people, build rapport and trust. Active listening skills. Ability to inspire, empower and motivate.
Travel details: In the Greendykes area of Edinburgh. Mentors would be expected to make their own way to the mentioned location.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses would be refunded.
Training details: We would provide a "Get Ready to Mentor training workshop" and "Safeguarding Training". Support from a single point of contact . Ongoing support through webinars/mentoring resources and toolkit. A community of wonderful mentors across the country to connect with.