Mentoring: Paul & Ally

Posted on July 1, 2022

Paul was referred to ProjectScotland after he finished his college course
but wanted some support with his next steps. Through ProjectScotland,
Paul was able to build up his skills volunteering with St.Columba’s and
Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts.

Paul wanted to have a mentor so that he could talk to someone about his
future and work towards some goals. He was matched with Ally in August
2021 and together they have been working on practising Paul’s interview
skills and how to apply for jobs, as well as thinking about the kind of work
that Paul would want to do. Paul has now been accepted onto an
internship with Project Search.


When asked what the best part of having a mentor was, Paul said

“Having Ally to cheer me up on a Monday – it was great to have something to look
forward to at the beginning of the week. I liked having someone to give
me feedback. Mentoring has been a great support to me and I would recommend it to others.”

If you would like to find out more about mentoring support, our friendly team would love to hear from you. Please email: mentoringps@volunteeringmatters.org.uk