Volunteer Glasgow



Youth Mentor

ongoing opportunity


Role Description

As a volunteer youth mentor you will be matched up with a young person who you will see once a week for a couple of hours in the local community. With your young person you will go out and about taking part in various activities of mutual choice. Some examples of activities our matches take part include; bowling, cinema, football, badminton.


With your young person you will also support them to set goals and achieve their goals that are manageable and support them to build their confidence and self-esteem.


Part of the role also involves attending monthly support meetings with the volunteer co-ordinator who will support you within your role as a mentor.


About this organisation

Volunteer Glasgow is delighted to be delivering the intandem service.  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. Intandem matches young people aged 8-14 who are Looked After at Home with adult volunteers and mentoring matches then spend time together on a weekly basis. The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the child, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.


Check out our website for more info on intandem https://www.volunteerglasgow.org/services/intandem/


What could you gain?

  • Initial training with a focus on personal development
  • New skills and experience valued by employers, training providers and further education providers
  • The chance to make a difference to the life of a young person whose circumstances are difficult, complex and stressful
  • Support in your role from expert, experienced staff
  • The opportunity to invest in yourself and in the life of a young person who, with your assistance can learn new skills, cope better with their circumstances, feel good about themselves and realise their goals.



Glasgow South and North West


When can I volunteer?


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
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Tuesday   X X
Wednesday   X X
Thursday   X X
Friday   X X
Saturday X X X
Sunday X X X


Skills/Experience Required

We are looking for people who are;

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Good communicators
  • Non-judgemental
  • Empathic
  • Fun!
  • And who have a good understanding/awareness of the issues young people face

Requirements for starting the role

Volunteers will be invited along for an initial interview. They will then be invited to attend foundation training.



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