Young Adult Mentors

  • VO100156
  • Home-based volunteering


The Butterfly Trust is looking for mentors for young people with cystic fibrosis. Mentoring is a
fantastic and rewarding way to make a difference to the life of someone else, giving personal
satisfaction and enhancing your own life.
Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at home and
sometimes experience limitations that can affect their confidence and ability to cope with the
challenges of everyday living. They may also be socially isolated because of their condition.
Mentors offer support to young adults with Cystic Fibrosis in improving socialisation, broadening
horizons and exploring concerns to improve self-esteem, enhance coping skills and the person's
quality of life.
A mentor will meet with a young adult regularly to build a trusting one-to-one relationship for at least
a year.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Our aim is that people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.










Ideally the 2 meet for 3 hours every 2-3 weeks


Experience required: Good listening skills, patience, reliability and an adaptable attitude.
Travel details: The young adult will live within a reasonable distance of the mentor, who may sometimes take them in their car to an activity or environment away from home.
Minimum age: 19


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All transport costs, mileage (40p/mile), materials for activities, refreshments.
Taster details: Induction is one day covering the condition, the befriending process and procedures, interpersonal skills, Trust procedures, child protection. One team day per year for ongoing training. Support from befriending co-ordinator member of Trust’s staff.
Training details: One hour induction event usually via Zoom. Volunteer Handbook issued to provide information on the condition, the Trust and its procedures, interpersonal skills, introduction to some of the official systems. Support from member of the Trust staff.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer