LINKnet Mentoring (Midlothian)

Charity registered in Scotland SC029440

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.


Current opportunities

This opportunity is part of (No More Tears No More Isolation) Project, Where Linknet Mentoring targets to help adult people from ethnic minority, immigrants, and refugees to overcome isolation, Loneliness, Lack of confidence and to develop their English language skills. Meeting your befriendee 1-2 hours once a week, makes a big difference in that person’s live, where they can feel at home in Scotland and facilitate their involvement in the society and developing their skills. In return, it is a self-rewarding opportunity, and can aid those who wants to build in their CV in social work, teaching, psychology, etc. It is flexible as it can be conducted online/face-to-face, and someone can accommodate it to their schedule.

Volunteers must be available to work one full day from our office in Edinburgh per week for about three to four months. They should have good IT and communication skills. Must be aiming to secure employment in the UK or further education for themselves. LINKnet Mentoring is a voluntary sector charitable organisation that provides support for minority ethnic people on employment, education admissions, personal development and health and wellbeing through various projects. We have many vacancies for volunteers in different categories to provide online or face-to-face support. If you are keen to participate in the voluntary work, please email Dissa. Email: volunteers@linknetmentoring.com

Volunteer mentors are required to help with employment, education, or personal development.You will work online for 2-3 hours per week with respective mentees, not exceeding 6 months. Mentor training is available for them. Mentors who would like to help mentees in the employment and education fields must have experience and employability skills such as job search, application & CV building and interview. LINKnet Mentoring is a voluntary sector charitable organisation that provides support for minority ethnic people on employment, education admissions, personal development and health and wellbeing through various projects. We have many vacancies for volunteers in different categories to provide online or face-to-face support. If you are keen to participate in the voluntary work, please email volunteers@linknetmentoring.com

Join our dynamic team as an IT Mentor Volunteer and make a positive impact in the lives of others! We are seeking passionate individuals who are committed to dedicating a few hours once a week to mentor and support our community members. Responsibilities: - Engage in one-on-one mentoring sessions with community members. - Provide guidance, encouragement, and support in areas identified by the mentee. - Foster a positive and inclusive environment for personal and professional development. - Establish clear communication channels to ensure effective collaboration with mentees. Qualifications: - IT background needed. - Years of IT work experience needed. - Strong interpersonal and communication skills. - Empathetic and understanding nature. - Commitment to dedicating a couple of hours weekly for mentoring activities. - Ability to adapt and be flexible with scheduling, as the position allows both face-to-face and remote mentoring. If you are passionate about giving back to the community and empowering others through mentorship, we invite you to join our team. Apply now and be a positive force for change! Preferred Experience: · Mentoring/coaching: 1 year (preferred) Language: · English (preferred) Work Location: Hybrid remote in Edinburgh If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org