intandem Mentors

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Could you be a role model for a young person who would really benefit from your time?

By giving just 2-3 hours a week you could be that positive, trusted and fun role model that a young person aged 8-14 really needs. You will meet weekly with your mentee for a minimum of 12 months, your mentee will experience quality one-to-one time with a consistent caring and reliable adult.

Through being a good listener, an empathic individual with a non-judgmental attitude a positive mentoring relationship can develop by doing activities that you both enjoy. Popular activities involve baking & cooking, arts & crafts, playing football, going to the beach or local forest walks, ice-skating or just enjoying a milkshake at a local café.

You have the potential to make a real difference in a young persons life by helping build confidence and self-esteem and most importantly being someone they can talk to about anything.

This role is subject to an application form being submitted, providing 2 references and completing a PVG Disclosure (is free for volunteers-details and PVG provided on application).

For further details please contact: Aleisha Douglas, Intandem Volunteer co-ordinator at Email: or phone: 01224 210060.

Organisation aims and objectives

At Befriend a Child we support school-aged children in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who are growing up in difficult life circumstances. We match them with trained volunteers or ‘Befrienders’ or ‘Mentors’ who act as positive role models to help children develop resilience, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available. You will meet weekly with ?mentee? (child or young person aged between 8-14 years) for at least a year.


Experience required: -Reliability and commitment -Non judgemental -Respect for confidentiality -To be able to have fun and a sense of humour!
Travel details: intandem mentoring takes place in Aberdeen city centre and surrounding areas.
Minimum age: 19


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel costs & expenses incurred during mentoring are reimbursed each month.
Training details: A specifically designed training package is delivered, sessions take place over the weekend and evenings. Ongoing support and guidance is provided by the intandem Volunteer Coordinator and there are also mentor get togethers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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