We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

Read more about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic

Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Mentor / Befriender

  • VO67431


Description

Through a range of support structures and services, LINKnet aims to provide a quality experience for volunteer mentors/befrienders and successful outcomes for mentees and befriendees. Your commitment as a mentor will be two or three hours per week, spread over a day or two for a few months not exceeding six months. One to one mentoring is found to be one of the most effective methods of people development for those who have multiple barriers to overcome.

Organisation aims and objectives

LINKnet Mentoring Ltd is a voluntary sector mentoring project established to help minority ethnic people living in Edinburgh and the Lothian. We aim to help people from Ethnic Minorities get into jobs, education and also with their Personal Development and integration into the society. LINKnet aims to increase representation of minority ethnic people in further and higher education, employment, public and civic life of Scottish society through a structured one to one mentoring programme which is free to join. One of the main aim of LINKnet is to enhance the quality of life of individuals by improving their personal circumstances so that they are better able and better prepared to attain their goals in the areas of education, employment and personal development. The project also hopes to achieve a collective impact on the minority ethnic community as a whole in their struggle to be better represented in all spheres of life. LINKnet's long-term ambition is to see an equitable Scottish society in which everyone can plays their part and feels part of the wider Scottish community.

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum commitment 2 hours per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Interest in helping people through transfer of skills/experience. You do not need to be a specialized person to support others. Mentors come from all walks of life and all they have in common is a willingness to give something back to the community and empower others who are in need for help.
Travel details: 31, Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG. It can be also in public places (cafes etc) and never in someone's home
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: No expenses paid.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training is not certified and will cover the concept of volunteering, LINKnet policies and procedures etc.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago