Mentor - Midlothian

  • VO96218


"Grandmentors" is an award winning inter-generational mentoring programme, matching volunteer mentors who have a range of life skills and experiences, with young people aged 16-26 who are care experienced or who have "adverse childhood experiences". Grandmentors has now launched in Midlothian in 2023, for the first time!

Our volunteer mentors help young people navigate the transition to independence into adulthood, by guiding them through life skills such as managing finances, accessing employment, education and training, and supporting their health and wellbeing.

This opportunity is for volunteers (normally aged 50+) who have life experience and skills to offer. However, if you are younger than 50 and feel you could offer valuable support, please do apply or contact us to discuss further.

It is important that you have good people skills, communication skills, patience, and can offer a regular commitment of a few hours per week (weekly or fortnightly). This role requires a PVG check which we will process for you after you apply to become a mentor.

We provide our volunteers with comprehensive induction training, all on-going support, volunteer expenses and lots of other great benefits including the chance to make a difference to a young adult in need.

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

An hour or 2 per week or fortnight


Experience required: No mentoring experience needed-just an ability to relate to and understand young people. We provide training and support to our volunteers on an ongoing basis.
Travel details: Travel and General expenses covered
Minimum age: 35


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All travel and general expenses
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Further details available during an Introduction Session
Training details: All induction and on-going training and support