Aberlour YouthPoint

Charity registered in Scotland SC007991

Projects caring for children, young people and families.


Current opportunities

Social isolation and loneliness is a huge issue in the Moray area. As a volunteer mentor you will be matched with a young person who you would spend regular time on a 1:1 basis, working towards building a trusting relationship. Right now, mentoring is also available online -- so if volunteers prefer and feel they are better suited to offer online support, they can. Volunteers who mentor in person also take part in activities that is of interest to your young person, such as cooking, sports, and crafts. You can also introduce them to new activities to help them learn new skills and develop new interests. Through having a mentor, a young person can develop confidence and self-belief to achieve their life goals. As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with children and increase your knowledge about the issues affecting young people. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a child’s life.

Social isolation and loneliness is a huge issue in the Moray Area. As a volunteer group leader, you would work alongside another member/s of the team to assist with group activities including arts, crafts, cooking, sports, music which can help to improve the health and wellbeing or our young people. The impact you can make... You would look to introduce them to new activities to help them learn new skills and develop new interests. Group leaders can volunteer from age 14 and over and don’t have to have previous experience of volunteering or working with young people. For our groups having a volunteer can make such a positive impact on their lives and help change their future. Through groups you can develop confidence and self-belief to achieve life goals. The benefits to you... As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with children and young people and increase your knowledge about the issues affecting young people. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a child or young persons life. Volunteers will spend time with a child on a weekly basis, days and times can be flexible.

Aberlour Youth Point in Elgin has received some great donations of second hand bikes for their young people...so if you have some spare time and know your way around a bike -- repairs etc., please get in touch. This is a great way to offer some practical support that will be appreciated so much by their young people.