SUPPORT A VOLUNTEER TO GET ON IN LIFE.

Mentoring a ProjectScotland volunteer for one hour a week could help them to achieve their goals and ambitions. At the same time you get to learn more about yourself and further develop your skills.

WHAT WILL I DO?

We work with hundreds of young people aged 16-30 every year. Each young person spends 3 months volunteering with a local charity, giving their time in return for skills development, and experience. Each volunteer is offered a mentor to help them get the most from their volunteering. You are not their line manager or another person they have to impress, instead you will be someone who is completely on their side to support, encourage, listen and guide them.

You will help them reflect on their volunteering, enabling them to turn up the volume on their skills and resources, which in turn will help them work out what they want to do in the future . The support you can offer is invaluable, from providing CV advice, interview preparation, to goal setting, and confidence building.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?

You’ll give an hour a week to your volunteer and we ask that you commit to mentoring for a minimum of one year. How you spend that hour will depend on the support your volunteer wants and the time you spend together will evolve as your mentoring relationship develops.

WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL I MAKE?

You have experience, skills, and networks. Sharing these with your volunteer can be life changing. Using your great communication and effective listening skills you can help your volunteer narrow down life choices, think about things differently, and make difficult decisions. You can really help them to get on in life.

rebecca_crop_grey_background_edit_edit copy“I got to be part of an exciting time in my volunteers life. She grew in confidence, moved on to the next step in her career, and I got to see all of that and help her achieve her goals.”

-         Rebecca Valentine

 

AM I QUALIFIED?

If you get on with people, are an optimist, have an open mind, and are committed to helping young people, then you are just what we’re looking for.

We’ll give you training so you feel prepared and confident to mentor.

At our Get Ready to Mentor workshops you’ll get a chance to meet and spend time with other ProjectScotland mentors, developing your mentoring skills and techniques. You will have access to our Mentor Toolkit and ongoing support and advice from us and other mentors.

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Apply now and start making a difference.

If you’d like to find out more about mentoring, get in touch.