Volunteer Mentor

Project Scotland
Yes
Regionwide
18
Around 1 hour per week arranged between mentor and mentee
Yes
Mentoring training, safeguarding and child protection training. Continuing training bites and support from one point of contact.
When Covid restrictions allow volunteering will be face-to-face usually in local cafes, until then sessions are being held virtually

Project Scotland supports young people across Scotland to reach their potential through tailored support, mentoring, and the opportunity to experience the benefits of a volunteering placement.

We are searching for people to commit to spending one hour a week for a minimum of 6 months, mentoring the young people that Project Scotland works with.

The support the mentor offers is dependent on what the volunteer finds useful and might include: helping your mentee to identify their skills and strengths, reflecting on their placement and working with them to develop their CV and interview skills.

No experience is necessary, but previous experience mentoring would be a plus; ability to provide constructive helpful feedback; ability to relate to young people, build rapport and trust; active listening skills; ability to inspire, empower and motivate; empathy; flexible, patient and resolute; supportive and encouraging approach that can help young people recognise and reach their potential.