Young Person's Mentor - Moray

  • VO75572


Description

What will I be doing?

Social isolation and loneliness is a huge issue in the Moray Area. As a volunteer mentor you would be matched with a young person who you would spend regular time on a 1:1 basis, you would work towards building a trusting relationship. You would take part in activities that is of interest to your young person, such as cooking, sports, and crafts. You would look to introduce them to new activities to help them learn new skills and develop new interests. Mentors can range from age 14 and over and don’t have to have previous experience working with Young people.

The impact you can make

For our Young people having a mentor can make such a positive impact on their lives and help change their future. Through having a mentor a young person can develop confidence and self-belief to achieve their life goals. As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with children and increase your knowledge about the issues affecting young people. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a child’s life.

The benefits for you

As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with young people and increase your knowledge about the young people in your area. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a young person’s life.

‘Volunteering has given me a sense of fulfillment knowing I am helping someone else’

Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow in the areas of: • Children and families affected by disability • Children and families affected by drugs and alcohol • Young People at Risk • Parent and Child Development Our mission is to improve the lives of Scotland's children and young people. The Trust shall have the following Charitable Purposes (the Charitable Purposes): (a) to provide, maintain and promote care, accommodation, support, training and/or services for: (i) children and young persons who are in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, those who were previously children or young persons assisted by the Trust who remain vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and therefore remain in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; and (iii) vulnerable and/or disadvantaged adults whose assistance by the Trust will provide care, protection and/or assistance to children and young persons; and (b) to provide, maintain and promote education, training, consultancy, research and information: (i) for the beneficiaries listed in (a), as may be required to meet their specific educational and physical needs; (ii) for current and prospective individuals and agencies involved, whether through the Trust or otherwise, with issues relating principally to the types of beneficiaries listed in (a); and (iii) for members of the public generally and decision-makers about the activities of the Trust and issues arising therefrom.

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Frequency and commitment details

Days, evenings or weekends. Each session will last for 2 hours and can vary to be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. A minimum commitment of six months is required for this role.

Restrictions

This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.
Experience required: Understanding of good childcare practices with knowledge of safeguarding legislation. Knowledge of the factors/ issues that affect young people and their families. Some direct experience in working with young people in a variety of settings. Ability to relate to young people and to be able to see things from a young person’s point of view while respecting the views and beliefs of others Good listening, oral, written and communication skills.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes

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