Sports Mentor - Glasgow

  • VO91838
  • Suitable for groups


Purpose and Aims of the role:
Would you like to help young people to participate in group activities to build their skills and confidence? Could you spare a few hours a week? If the answer is yes we are currently looking for volunteers with experience in a range of sports and community activities. This could include football and play activities which can help improve the health and social wellbeing of our young people.

Aberlour YouthPoint Glasgow works with young people aged 8-18 who may be experiencing a range of difficulties in their lives. Volunteers will help to lead groups, encouraging young people to achieve their individual goals and become positive role models.

What will I be doing?
• Assisting young people with sporting activities
• Helping with outdoor play activities
• Helping to identify young people’s needs, likes / dislikes
• Supporting young people to undertake new activities
• Helping young people to have fun
• Building young people’s confidence and self esteem
• Being a positive role model.

What will I gain from the role?:
• A sense of satisfaction in helping young people build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
• Practical experience of working with young people
• Learning new skills
• Experience to get back into the workplace or education
• Be part of a professional and supportive team
• Have FUN!

What qualities do I need?
• To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
• To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed
• To be a team player
• Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
• Reliable and approachable
• Friendly, helpful and understanding.

When will I be needed? :

  • weekly youthclub for games and racket sports on Tuesday and Thursday, availability for volunteers to attend either or both as suits your schedule
  • seasonal football camps in August and October
    • 2-3 hours per week


Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow in the areas of: • Children and families affected by disability • Children and families affected by drugs and alcohol • Young People at Risk • Parent and Child Development Our mission is to improve the lives of Scotland's children and young people. The Trust shall have the following Charitable Purposes (the Charitable Purposes): (a) to provide, maintain and promote care, accommodation, support, training and/or services for: (i) children and young persons who are in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, those who were previously children or young persons assisted by the Trust who remain vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and therefore remain in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; and (iii) vulnerable and/or disadvantaged adults whose assistance by the Trust will provide care, protection and/or assistance to children and young persons; and (b) to provide, maintain and promote education, training, consultancy, research and information: (i) for the beneficiaries listed in (a), as may be required to meet their specific educational and physical needs; (ii) for current and prospective individuals and agencies involved, whether through the Trust or otherwise, with issues relating principally to the types of beneficiaries listed in (a); and (iii) for members of the public generally and decision-makers about the activities of the Trust and issues arising therefrom.










Frequency and commitment details

Tuesday & wednesday between 4:30 - 6:30pm availability


Due to Health and Safety requirements you must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role. For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Record.
Experience required: What skills can I bring to this role?: • interest in sports, football, being active • Experience of working with children and young people • A knowledge of some of the issues affecting children and young people • Ability to work well with children and young people • Good communication and listening skills • Experience with building confidence and self esteem • Ability to encourage and motivate young people to participate in activities.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid to and from volunteering.
Training details: • Induction and child protection training • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed • Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator

Last updated 11 days ago