Mentor (Dundee)

As part of MSV (Mentoring and Supported Volunteering), become a Mentor in Dundee and build a trusting and respectful relationship and work towards positive outcomes or specific goals the mentee would like to achieve.

As a volunteer Mentor, you will be paired with an individual in Dundee, who currently faces barriers to employment or moving on in life. Your role will involve meeting with your mentee regularly, for example once per week, in the local community.  Helping these individuals to set goals and plan ways of achieving them, you may also provide emotional, social, and practical support in a number of other ways.

This could help the individual become work-ready, by helping them improve their English skills, build confidence and other soft-skills, or help with vocational activities such as CV writing, job searches, researching courses and qualifications etc. Activities that you take part in will depend on the individual, but we will support you as a Volunteer Mentor every step of the way.

You will be matched with a mentee based on shared interests, and your experience, skills and preferences. Volunteering Matters will be on hand to provide all relevant training, resources and support, during your volunteering experience.

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  • Provide 1:1 social, emotional and practical support to an individual facing barriers in gaining employment or reaching other positive destinations that will eventually contribute to their work experience
  • Spending time with a mentee, for a couple of hours, every week or two
  • Support your mentee with their goals, providing help, guidance and encouragement
  • Be able to actively listen and support your mentee
  • Offer suggestions and support in exploring different options for your mentee
  • Activities can vary depending on the individual mentoring relationship, however full support and training will be provided throughout your mentoring journey

  • Patient
  • Positive
  • Non-judgmental
  • Personable – able to relate to others experiences and circumstances
  • Reliable and organised
  • Empathic

As a volunteer, you will receive:

  • Consistent help and support throughout your volunteering experience
  • All induction and ongoing training
  • All incurred volunteer expenses, including travel costs
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your local community by sharing your experience and skills
  • The chance to meet new people, and take part in a flexible volunteering role
  • The opportunity to gain transferable skills and develop your existing interpersonal skills

This project helps individuals to enhance their employability prospects and move forward in life. We offer person-centred, individual and bespoke support, based on the needs, goals, and interests of the person. If you would like to be a part of this, register your interest below. 

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