Volunteer Mentor

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This is an opportunity to make a massive difference in the life of a vulnerable young person. Mentors change lives, it’s as simple as that.
Being a mentor with YMCA Edinburgh means supporting a young person aged between 8 and 14 for a year or more by being a positive, stable influence in their life. You’ll spend a minimum of 2hours with them weekly and be given a small weekly budget to take part in activities together in order to build a relationship, have fun and inspire them. You will receive full training and the satisfaction that you are making a tangible difference in the life of a vulnerable person. Sometimes, growing up in difficult circumstances, all you need is someone to believe in you.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide local children, young people, women and families with a flexible programme of appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming Christian environment, which enables their personal growth, spiritual development, and involvement in the wider community". We do this through a very full weekly programme.










2 hours per week for one year minimum


Experience required: Need to be able to build positive relationships, listen without judgement and be reliable and supportive. Don’t need experience with young people. We want real people able to use their own life experience to help others.
Travel details: Dependant on where young people live, and where mentors and young people choose to visit for activities. Travel expenses paid.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We reinburse expenses, whether its public transport of mileage at 0.40p per mile.
Training details: Peer support. Staff are contactable and 1:1's happen often. Training for our next cohort will start on Thursday August 27th in the evening and run for 6 Thursday evenings. Then we will match mentors with young people.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 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.