MEMBER NEWS: Volunteer mentors wanted
22 May 2019
Do you have the passion and commitment to help inspire a young person to reach their full potential? We’re currently looking for volunteer mentors in Glasgow to help support vulnerable young people to achieve personal goals, increase their skills and confidence, and build their positive social networks.
The young people we support are displaying “at risk” signs. These signs may include poor performance at school, truanting, offending, welfare issues, lack of positive social networks, anxiety or being bullied.
Mentors and young people meet once a week to work together as a pair towards a goal of the young person’s choice. Young people often choose recreation or leisure goals, such as learning to play guitar, going to the gym or taking a cookery class.
The impact you can have
The role of a volunteer mentor is to provide a supportive relationship to help a young person achieve a realistic goal of their choice. The emphasis is to connect the young person with social, cultural and leisure opportunities, then support them to build their confidence, skills, potential and positive social networks.
Mentors also often support and assist the young person to maintain, re-engage with or seek out education, training and employment opportunities.