We recognise the potential our young people across Clackmannanshire possess. They have aspirations and goals – but may not currently have the skillset, tools or guidance needed to turn these into a reality. The effects of COVID-19 have seen a large number of young people across Clackmannanshire experiencing social isolation, loneliness, poor mental and physical health and without a ‘Positive Destination’.
Equip will provide mentoring opportunities for young people across the Wee County aged 15-18 who need additional guidance and support to reach a ‘positive destination’, or who are already not in Education, Employment or Training. The Volunteer Mentors will support the young people practically (such as CV writing and interview skills) as well as emotionally (building confidence, resilience, and independence) whilst reducing social isolation and loneliness.
As a volunteer you’ll receive:
- Out of pocket expenses, including travel costs
- A paid-for PVG
- Safeguarding training
- Ongoing support
- Regular contact with project manager
- Future references
- Third-party liability insurance