Peer Mentor

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We are looking for young people aged 16-25, who are care experienced and/or at risk of exclusion to become peer mentors.
The Project will offer young people aged 16-21 a chance to build relationships with volunteer peer mentors aged 16-25. This will be achieved by using group mentoring ratios such as 2:2, 1:1, 2:1 etc. We are recruiting 6 to 8 young adults that want to commit one year to develop their personal skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective peer mentors. Young adults will be able to apply directly to the Project to become a peer mentor, completing the Mentor Application Form.
You will need to be willing to complete training and believe that there is a value in peer mentoring. OPEN are looking for those that are willing to share their life experiences and be a positive influence in supporting their mentees so they can make positive life choices and learn from their peer mentoring relationship.

Organisation aims and objectives

The OPEN Peer Education Project provides training and support for young adults aged 16-25 to enable them to become peer educators, delivering workshops on issues that they feel are important to themselves and their peers in their local communities, e.g. sexual health and relationships, harm reduction in drugs awareness, young parenting.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible - to be confirmed with the volunteer.


Experience required: Enthusiastic, trustworthy, non-judgemental, good sense of humour, good listener, empathetic, positive, calm, easy to get along with, reliable and friendly.
Travel details: OPEN Project Office, Voluntary Action Shetland, Market House, 14 Market Street, Lerwick.
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer