Mentor a young volunteer

Jane Robertson, Head of Learning and Innovation at ProjectScotland.
Jane Robertson, Head of Learning and Innovation at ProjectScotland.

Can you spare one hour a week to support a young person as they volunteer?

Do you remember someone in your life who made a difference to you?

ProjectScotland, the national volunteering project for 18 to 30 year olds is looking for 500 volunteer mentors from across Scotland to provide support and guidance to its network of 1000 volunteers.

Training and ongoing support is provided, and mentors are matched to a volunteer in their area.

Jane Robertson, Head of Learning and Innovation at ProjectScotland, said: “Mentoring has been at the heart of what we do since we started in 2005. We work with people with all sorts of experience and lots of different skills.

‘We prepare our mentors to give volunteers the best possible support, by being their very own “guide on the side” and personal sounding board. Mentors help volunteers think about what they are getting from their volunteering experience and what their next steps are.”

ProjectScotland was set up 2005, and since then 3,750 ProjectScotland volunteers have carried out work with more than 300 Scottish not-for-profit organisations across Scotland.

To apply go to www.projectscotland.co.uk or call 0131 200