Become a Peer Mentor for Parents

  • VO99441
  • Home-based volunteering


Are you a parent in Scotland? Do you remember what it was like becoming a first time parent?

The Why Not Trust are looking for volunteers to become Peer Mentors, providing support to soon to be or new care-experienced parents. We know it take a village to raise a child, but not everyone has the same support networks around them. We aim to create a judgment and stigma-free community of mentors and mentees where trusting one-to-one relationships can be established.

What does a Peer Mentor do?
• Chat with your mentee on a regular basis, roughly 4 hours per month
• Encourage, empower and champion your mentee
• Provide gentle guidance in relation to parenting
• Engage with your mentee in a non judgemental, caring and supportive way

Some of the many benefits our volunteers can expect:
• Become part of a supportive and welcoming community
• Get matched with a fellow parent you have something in common with
• Meetings that fit your schedule – online or in person
• Receive accredited mentor training
• Get paid for your travel expenses and other expenses
• Improve your own confidence as well as your mentees
• Develop your communication and listening skills

The Why Not? Trust is working towards doing things differently. If you would like to become a Peer Mentor or would like more information, please email our Peer Mentor Lead, Ashleigh at or call on 07850725799.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Organisation aims and objectives

The Why Not? Trust is a community developed with and for people with experience of care. We offer a digital community where care experienced parents can come together and receive varying forms of support including Peer Mentoring.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible to suit both mentor and mentee, ideally 4 hours per month.


Experience required: No qualifications or expertise required. Full training provided.
Travel details: Flexible to suit both mentor and mentee, either online communication or in person.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Virtual or in person Introduction to Mentoring Training - accredited via the Scottish Mentoring Network