Writing Mentor

  • VO84019


Description

We are looking for writing mentors to support young people in our workshops to get inspired by writing and to boost their confidence. You do not have to be a writer to become a mentor, just lots of enthusiasm for working, patience and passion. Super Power Agency volunteers come from every walk of life. Some want to give back to their local community, others want to gain experience working with children and some just want to help out!

Organisation aims and objectives

Founded in 2016, The Super Power Agency aims to improve the lives and literacy rates of some of Edinburgh's most under-resourced young people. Through a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and the help of community volunteers, we aim to empower children and young people (8-18 years) through literacy. We are currently working with Leith Academy, with plans to expand to other schools and youth-serving organisations in Edinburgh and beyond.

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No set commitment but ideally at least 2 hours per month

Restrictions

Experience required: There are no set skills we require except patience, enthusiasm and passion. A good level of written and spoken English is also desirable. Volunteers will undergo training and will be need a PVG screening.
Travel details: Our classroom volunteering takes place in the classroom during school hours. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are limiting the number of volunteers in the classroom but still looking to help in person. In addition to this we are developing an online platform for volunteers to work remotely, from their homes.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: No expenses
Taster available: Yes
Training details: We hold monthly induction sessions for new volunteers and ongoing support for current volunteers.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month 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.