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Our mentoring service matches young people (including those who are; looked after, attending SEBD schools, lacking confidence, socially isolated, offending...

Volunteer Mentor for Children and Young People

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

We are currently looking for volunteer mentors from Edinburgh and the Lothians to work with young people between 8-25 years old. Your role is to meet with the young person once per week for 1-2 hours to work towards a goal of their choice.

Hours per week



- Attend and complete the training we run before starting - Meet with a young person once per week for 1-2 hours per week - Complete feedback form about the meeting each week and send that in to Move On

Location details

Training takes place in Edinburgh Move On office. The mentoring takes place across Edinburgh and the Lothians out in the community. You can chose if you would like to work in Edinburgh or the Lothians.

PVG/DBS required?


PVG/DBS provided?


Training information

No previous experience is needed. We will provide full training before you are matched with a young person, so you feel completely ready for your new role. We offer on-going support after the training as well. We cover travel costs and provide lunch during the training.

Travel costs reimbursed?


Benefits to student

- Gain experience working with children or young people - Get full training to carry out their role as a mentor - Travel costs and activity costs are covered - Build up specialist and transferable skills that are great for your CV and future employment - You can attend training evenings we run on a range of different topics such as mental health, trauma informed practice, autism and much more - You can attend support evening with other mentors and share experiences.

About you

- Commitment to meet with a young person for up to 12 months -Commitment to meeting with a young person once per week - Reliable - Supportive

Benefits to self

- It helps the children and young people work towards their goals - It helps the children and young people's families and carers - Build up relationships in the community

Additional information

Please get in touch for more information and a training overview.
  • Type of activityAdvice/Information giving, Befriending/Mentoring, Children, Community, Homeless and housing, Mental health, Youth work
  • Opportunity lengthOngoing
  • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Sunday AM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM

Employability skills

  • Commercial / Professional / Situational awareness 0
  • Creativity and inventive thinking 0
  • Critical thinking 0
  • Decision making 0
  • Independent learning and development 0
  • Initiative 0
  • Interpersonal / Confidence 0
  • Planning / Organising 0
  • Problem solving 0
  • Self-awareness and reflection 0
  • Teamwork 0
  • Verbal communication and presentation 0
  • Working under pressure 0