Mentors needed after surge in young volunteers through ProjectScotland

Mentors are needed to support a surge of young people signing up to volunteer through ProjectScotland.

The increase in interest has left a gap in the number of mentors available and a call has gone out to people who feel they could get behind the positive opportunity.

Full local training is given with a great support network, both online, staff support and through regular local mentor get togethers.

Katie Nairn, Youth Engagement Manager for ProjectScotland, said: “Mentoring is a really worthwhile and valuable experience for both sides. Mentoring a young person for one hour a week could help support them to achieve their goals and ambitions. At the same time, you get to learn more about yourself and develop your skills.

“If you get on with people, are an optimist, have an open mind and are committed to helping young people, you are just who we are looking for. Plus, we’ll give you training so you feel prepared and confident to mentor.”

When you are matched with your mentee there is ongoing support from ProjectScotland.

Katie would be delighted to chat to anybody that was interested in the first instance via 0131 281 7364, or they could sign up online and find out more at