Tayside Council on Alcohol (Dundee)

Charity registered in Scotland SC006511

Tayside Council on Alcohol provides counselling, support and information to anyone affected by their own, or anothers, problem drinking. We also work in many ways to raise awareness of alcohol related issues and promote sensible and positive use of alcohol. The young persons services provide a wide range of support and treatment facilities for young people experiencing problems because of their substance use.

Current opportunities

The Link-Up Project provides a mentoring service to vulnerable young people living within the boundaries of Dundee City. The target group are those young people who are involved in some way with substance misuse or offending. The service recruits, trains, supports and supervises volunteer mentors who are then matched with individual young people. Mentoring matches are closely monitored and reviewed to ensure they remain purposeful. You must be able to commit 2-4 hours per week for at least 1 year. Volunteers will be supported by the Mentoring Coordinator and full training will be provided. Having your own transport would be beneficial.

Plusone mentoring is looking for people that are willing to regularly meet up with a young person and do things together that are fun and engaging. You must be a good listener and be able to engage in conversations with the young person to encourage them to develop important life skills. You will always set a good example to the young person and encourage positive behaviour. You will play an important role in helping a young person achieve their full potential and build on the young person's strengths. This kind of relationship would make a difference within the community and make a difference in the life of a young person, supporting them to make better choices. The mentor has the opportunity to meet new people and make a difference in their community. This also gives the young person and the Mentor the chance to try new things together.