Volunteer Mentor

  • VO82953


Description

At MCR, we know that there is amazing potential and talent in all young people, regardless of their home life and circumstances. Bur for many, that potential has yet to be discovered. Life experience has knocked the confidence out of some, firmly locking away those seeds of aspiration and hope. It is our aim to uncover, nurture, and develop the skills and capabilities of our most disadvantaged young people. We bridge talent with opportunity through relationship focused mentoring.

We're looking for mentors to #BeTheBridge for the young people of Anderson High School. All that's required is one hour per week and a desire to help a young person. Building a positive relationship is based on non-judgemental listening and encouragement. It's about turning up consistently, for no other reason than you care.

When one person mentors, two lives are changed. Our mentors help realise the full potential of their young person and empower them with the confidence and belief to make it happen. Mentoring is creating a wave of positive change, impacting our schools, community and country.

Organisation aims and objectives

At MCR, we know that there is amazing potential and talent in our most disadvantaged young people. But for many, that potential has yet to be discovered. Life experience has knocked the confidence out of some, firmly locking away those seeds of aspiration and hope. It is our aim to uncover, nurture, and help them realise their skills and capabilities. We bridge talent with opportunity through relationship focused mentoring. Each young person has a specific set of abilities - we want to see them flourish on a pathway that is right for them. We mentor and support our young people, guiding them onto positive pathways by encouraging them to stay on at school and to explore the worlds of further education, higher education and work. Ultimately it is all about helping them to decide which pathway best fits their abilities and aspirations. By becoming an MCR mentor, the residents of Shetland could provide that support and help young people reach their full potential. Mentoring involves getting to know a young person, building on their interests and hopes and allaying their doubts and fears. By being a positive role model, the mentor can help build self-confidence, skills and aspirations in their young person, who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own.

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Monday to Friday - 9.30am - 4.00pm

Restrictions

Experience required: The only thing a mentor is required to have is to care and be committed to a young person for one hour per week, for at least a year, ideally two.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 6 months ago

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