Mentor - Edinburgh

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The Inspire Project is a mentoring and supported volunteering programme in Edinburgh, aiming to help "New Scots".

New Scots aged 16-35 have the opportunity to take part in volunteering placements in their community, as well as the chance to have a Mentor who will support them as they try to move forward in life, in a new country.

As a mentor you will meet regularly with your mentee to provide practical and emotional support. You might help the young adult to increase their confidence, improve English skills, help to get into employment or further education, or achieve other personal or professional goals. Normally meeting with your mentee for around an hour a week, this is a great opportunity to be a positive and reliable source of support to a person facing life challenges and barriers.

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

Weekly or Fortnightly Minimum 1hr , up to 12 months


PVG required (no cost to volunteer will be processed by organisation)
Experience required: No experience required, full training given References and PVG (handled by the organisation) Patient and Proactive Awareness of cultural barriers Approachability Able to commit to meeting mentee regularly.(1hr weekly or fortnightly) Desirable : Interest in working with New Scots Refugees
Travel details: Locally based travel.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All travel expenses will be fully reimbursed
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Information session upon volunteer inquiry
Training details: Full training for the role will be provided. Ongoing support for volunteers. Additional training opportunities.