Volunteer Mentor (Edinburgh)

  • VO98026


Would you like to make a difference to New Scots families in your community?
Would you like to help tackle Child Poverty?

We have the right opportunity for you!

Volunteering Matters is now recruiting volunteer mentors to help build resilience and aspirations to move parents towards and enter employment. While our staff will be on hand to help you provide employability specific support to parents, your role as a mentor will be focused on developing additional skills and overcoming personal barriers to facilitate their entry into the job market. More specifically, you might be supporting your mentee with confidence building, public speaking, time management, social skills, proactiveness, future plans and aspirations, accessing further education courses or work placements, additional services or local groups. No previous experience or knowledge required, just a willingness to make a difference to families in your community.

We especially welcome applications from mentors that have direct or indirect lived experience of any of the mentioned barriers and struggles and feel ready to provide friendly guidance to someone who is on their employment journey.

You will be ideally a flexible, patient and reliable individual with strong people skills. Before you start, we will invite you to attend training, aimed at providing you with all the necessary tools and knowledge to carry out your mentoring role safely and knowingly.

You will also have multiple opportunities to meet with the mentor project worker in 1:1 meetings and go through any questions or doubts you may have before you start.

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

A few hours per week, this is a flexible role


Experience required: No experience required, training will be provided.
Travel details: We support families within the city of Edinburgh
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are fully reimbursed
Taster details: Further information available through an information event
Training details: Full induction and ongoing training provided