intandem, Scotland’s mentoring programme for young people, brings together vulnerable young people with a mentor to build a consistent and trusting relationship, and improve their chances in life. The Scottish Government has appointed Inspiring Scotland to lead the development of the intandem programme. Move On is delighted to be one of 13 projects throughout Scotland chosen to deliver the first phase of this programme, supporting 8-14 year olds who are looked after at home. Click here for more information about intandem.
Befrienders and young people meet once a week to take part in activities (for example, meet in a cafe for hot chocolate, visit an art gallery, etc.). There may be particular activities that the young person would like to take part in, but we also encourage volunteer befrienders to introduce ideas for new activities when appropriate.
The emotional and social support a volunteer befriender provides can help a young person feel more comfortable and confident during what can be a difficult transition from supported accommodation to a private tenancy.
By supporting a young person to achieve personal goals and make connections in their local community, a volunteer befriender can also increase the chances of a young person living an independent and fulfilling life in the long-term.
There is also potential to encourage a young person to access education or employment opportunities.
Would you like to become a volunteer mentor?
Do you have the passion and commitment to inspire a young person to reach their full potential? Move On is looking for volunteer mentors for the intandem mentoring programme. You’ll work with 8 – 14 year olds who are looked after at home in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
We will provide quality training before you are matched with a young person, so you feel completely ready for your new role.
During the match, a dedicated member of Move On staff will be available to provide you and the young person with ongoing support.
Expenses will also be provided, so you’re not out-of-pocket for any activities, etc.
Interested? Get in touch with Anji for an application pack or to find out more how you can be part of this opportunity!
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