HOW DO I APPLY TO BE A PROJECT SCOTLAND MENTOR?

Decide which two people to nominate as referees, then fill out the application form.

HOW DOES PROJECTSCOTLAND MATCH ME TO MY VOLUNTEER?

It is an art not a science, by getting to know you and by knowing our volunteers we bring the right people together. On a practical basis we think about geography, and your skills and interests.

HOW MUCH PAPERWORK IS INVOLVED?

Not much! We ask you to check in with us once a month to tell us how things are going. We will ask you a few questions about what you’re getting from mentoring. This helps us to make sure we’re getting it right for you and future Volunteer Mentors.

HOW MUCH TIME?

We’re asking for an hour of your time per week. You and your volunteer will work out how you spend the time. You can choose to meet face to face or you can also keep in touch by phone, text and email. It is up to you and your volunteer.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T GET ON WITH MY VOLUNTEER?

We understand that sometimes people just don’t gel or are on different wavelengths. Get in touch and we'll start the matching process again with someone different.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LINE MANAGER AND A MENTOR?

Every ProjectScotland volunteer has a line manager as well as a volunteer mentor. Each of you has a role in supporting the volunteer and sometimes you will overlap. The line manager will seek to develop the volunteer to their full potential within the organisation. As a volunteer mentor you are there to help your volunteer develop to their full potential and explore beyond their current volunteering opportunity. Think of yourself as your volunteers own personal sounding board.