HOW IT WORKS

 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 and 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.

We can’t do it without you!

HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?

You’ll give an hour a week to your mentee, for between twelve weeks and a year depending on what is most beneficial for your mentee. 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.

Many of our mentors have been with us for years, helping change the lives of thousands of young people across Scotland.

WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL I MAKE?

You can help your volunteer get on in life by sharing your experiences, skills and networks with them. Using your great communication and listening skills you can give your volunteer a fresh perspective on their current situation and help them make the most of their placement. During your time with your mentee you will work together to make effective plans for the future, tackle current challenges and make difficult decisions. By giving a small amount of your time you really can change someone’s life.

AM I QUALIFIED?

If you get on with people, are an optimist, have an open mind and are committed to helping young people, you are just who we are looking for. Plus, we’ll give you training so you feel prepared and confident to mentor. At the training we work with a group of new mentors and role-play mentoring conversations. Giving you the opportunity to observe, take part and learn by asking “how would I do this?” It’s powerful stuff.

Photograph of one of our mentors, Alan.If you’re thinking about mentoring with us just listen to what our volunteer mentor Alan has to say:

“If you’re considering mentoring there’s no need to have reservations, there’s lots of help and support available. Just have the confidence that your experience, failures and successes are all you need”.

Also, check out our Good HQ page for some more great feedback from our mentors!

 

SIGN ME UP!

Apply today and become a mentor!

If you’d like to find out more about mentoring before applying, get in touch with Kasia who is happy to answer any questions you might have!