Young Person’s Volunteer Mentor (West Lothian)

ProjectScotland is passionate about helping young people reach their goals, through the power of volunteering and mentoring. Mentoring with ProjectScotland is a unique opportunity to help a young person overcome challenges they face, and to support them to work out their next steps.

We are looking for Volunteer Mentors to support young people in West Lothian who face multiple barriers to moving forward in life. Included are young people who are involved in, or at risk of, offending behaviour, engaged in Youth Justice, or are due for release from custody.

In this role, you’ll help a young person to break down barriers, experience a positive relationship, become more self-confident and reflective, helping them to recognise their strengths and skills, enhance their health and wellbeing, and ultimately putting steps in place to support young people reach their goals.

Your role will involve meeting a young person regularly, normally once a week, in a safe community environment. We’ll provide you with all the induction and ongoing training that you need, to become an amazing mentor. And throughout your experience, we’ll be on hand to support you with all aspects of the mentoring relationship.

  • Provide 1:1 social, emotional and practical support to a young person
  • Meet with the young person regularly, usually once a week
  • Support with goal setting, providing help and guidance, being a role model and a listening ear
  • Activities vary depending on the individual mentoring relationship, however full support and training will be provided

  • Patient and kind
  • Able to relate to young people
  • Positive and resilient
  • Non-judgmental
  • Personable

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

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