Mentoring 8 – 14 year olds Location: EH41
About Move On

From our bases in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Move On works with vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness. 
We offer a range of services providing advice, training, guidance and support enabling vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness to unlock their potential and achieve a range of positive outcomes. These positive outcomes include; securing or progressing towards a job, accessing and sustaining a home, building confidence, growing support networks and increasing life skills.

About Opportunity

Move On are recruiting Volunteers to help enhance and complement our existing project in assisting young people achieve goals through mentoring. 

Being a mentor with Move On will provide an opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and improve upon existing ones as well as giving something back to the community. Volunteering is also an excellent way to enhance your CV. 

This opportunity offers young people aged 8 to 14 who are looked after at home a positive role model to assist them in developing an understanding of their own strengths and limitations. Additionally, mentoring can connect a young person to the opportunities available to them in the community and provide an opportunity to practice the skills of building positive relationships. The role of a mentor may be challenging and not always straight forward however Move On’s training programme ensures all mentors are fully prepared for all aspects of the role.

Skills and Experience

The Mentoring Service aims to recruit people from all walks of life with potential as well as those with relevant experience or qualifications. Volunteers must be able to communicate well and be able to form positive supportive relationships with other. Volunteers must also reliable, consistent and dependable.

Travel Details

This opportunity takes place throughout East Lothian. Once you are matched with a young person the location of activities will vary.

Minimum Age 18
Maximum Age Not Supplied
Wheelchair Access No
Disabled Toilets No
Selection Procedures

Application FormInductionInterviewPVG CheckReferences

Morning Afternoon Evening

Available During School Holidays Yes
Available During Termtime Yes
Frequency & Commitment

Between 1 – 2 Hours per week, including a limited amount of time for evaluations. Move On would ask a minimum commitment of 12 months from volunteers however there is no time limit on the length of a match.

Training Details

Training will consist of 24 hours spread over 5 Saturday’s covering topics such as child protection, boundaries and understanding children and young people. Training sessions will be held in April (1st, 8th,15th, 22nd and 29th). Tr

Other Information
Saltire Compatible Yes
Reference Code0
Work Type Befriending/Mentoring
Client Group Children
Childcare No
Expenses Paid Yes
Expenses Details

Travel expenses can be claimed.

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