Young Person Mentor-Dumbarton

  • VO73699


Description

We recruit and train volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person based on personality and career aspirations. Mentors meet with their young person at their school for just one hour a week and provide a compassionate, listening ear.

MCR Mentors:
Build a relationship, improving the self-esteem of their young person

Help their young people discover their own passion for learning & achieving

Empower their young people to overcome the challenges thrown at them

Organisation aims and objectives

MCR Pathways is a Scottish, school based mentoring programme supporting those in or on the edges of the care-system to realise their full potential through education. MCR Pathways works in all Glasgow’s secondary schools and in schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The programme supports almost 2,000 young people each week. Our vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person. MCR is growing nationally with support and commitment from both Local and National Government. Results over the 12 years have been exceptional, with 86% of mentored care-experienced young people progressing to an MCR positive destination in our most recent impact report compared to a baseline 54% of care-experienced young people nationally. Mentoring is creating a wave of positive change, impacting our schools, community and country.

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

One hour per week for a minimum of 1 year.

Restrictions

Experience required: No previous experience required.
Travel details: Within secondary schools in the West Dunbartonshire Local Authority. The Mentors provide their preferred school location.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses details: No expenses
Training details: Training provided
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.