what will i be doing?
Social isolation and loneliness is a huge issue in the Moray Area. As a volunteer mentor you would be matched with a young person who you would spend regular time on a 1:1 basis, you would work towards building a trusting relationship. You would take part in activities that is of interest to your young person, such as cooking, sports, and crafts. You would look to introduce them to new activities to help them learn new skills and develop new interests. Mentors can range from age 14 and over and don’t have to have previous experience working with Young people.
the impact you can make
For our Young people having a mentor can make such a positive impact on their lives and help change their future. Through having a mentor a young person can develop confidence and self-belief to achieve their life goals. As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with children and increase your knowledge about the issues affecting young people. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a child’s life.
the benefits for you
As a volunteer you will gain practical experience of spending time with young people and increase your knowledge about the young people in your area. You will meet a range of new people and be filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped make a difference in a young person’s life.
‘Volunteering has given me a sense of fulfilment knowing I am helping someone else’