The Volunteering Service is open year round and exists to connect University of Edinburgh students with the local community as well as UK based volunteering opportunities with Third Sector organisations. It offers a volunteering brokerage, student-led volunteering societies, one-off community projects, organises events, as well as advice, resources, funding, awards and recognition to students who volunteer.

 

Contact us: volunteering@eusa.ed.ac.uk I 0131 650 9904

 

Spotlight on Volunteering

  • Thu 18 Jul 2019 10:26

     

    'As a mentor you will meet with a young person and build a positive relationship with them in order to support them to achieve their goals.'

    The Volunteering Service works with local and national volunteering providers to offer students activities to enrich their lives. Move On have an exciting new opportunity for students, as volunteer mentors. 

     

    'As a mentor you will meet with a young person and build a positive relationship with them in order to support them to achieve their goals. Goals are as varied and individual as young people themselves!

     

    Goals can be leisure or skill-based, such as learning to play guitar, boxing or cookery; employability-based such as researching and applying for employment, training and education opportunities; or a personal skill such as developing the confidence to order a cup of coffee independently or self-travel on the bus.

     

    Together you will plan how to achieve the goal and review progress they make.'

     

    You will receive full training, including Mental Health Awareness, Child Protection, Confidentiality, Boundaries and Goal Setting. 

     

    Apply now