Parent Mentor (Edinburgh or Aberdeenshire)

Mentoring involves building a trusting and respectful relationship together and working towards positive outcomes or specific goals the mentee would like to achieve.

As a Volunteer Mentor, you will be paired with a parent 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 parents to set and work on goals,  you may provide emotional, social and practical support in a number of ways.

You could support parents to become work-ready, help improve English skills,  build confidence and soft-skills,  or help with vocational activities such as CV writing, job search 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 parent 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 a parent
  • Spending time with a parent, normally a few hours per week or fortnight
  • Support parents with their goals, providing help and guidance and being a listening ear
  • Activities varies depending on the individual mentoring relationship, however full support and training will be provided

  • Patient
  • Positive
  • Non-judgmental
  • Personable – able to relate to parents

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 and share your experience and skills
  • The chance to meet new people, and take part in a flexible volunteering role

This project helps parents to enhance their employability prospects and move forward in life. We offer personalised and bespoke support, based on the needs, goals, and interests of parents themselves.

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