Plusone Mentor

  • VO67530


Description

We are looking for volunteers who are eager to make a difference in their own community and make a difference in the life of a young person. The mentor will regularly meet up with a young person offering a friendly ear, support and guidance and advice on making positive life choices. Full training will be given (over 5 weeks) and a PVG Scheme Record check will be required (no cost involved). You will be expected to meet regularly with the young person and do things together that are fun.

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.

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2 hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: You will be able to reflect on life experiences and learning, show empathy and be non-judgemental towards young people and show a motivation to see children and young people succeed in life. No formal qualifications required.
Travel details: Initial training and meetings will be held at YMCA Edinburgh located in Leith. Mentoring meetings with young person will take place at an agreed public place within the city. Travel costs are covered.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are paid monthly on receipt of a claim form and evidence of payment. In cases where a volunteer is unable to pay for travel up front, pre-purchased bus tickets can be provided.
Training details: Plusone Induction training across 5 sessions includes: Child protection, working with young people, mentoring role, health & safety, mentoring boundaries

Last updated a month ago

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