Through the mentoring relationship you will work with children to develop increased confidence in themselves, improved self-esteem, and to reduce isolation. This will help to improve their attendance at school and support them to work towards goals that so they can progress to college, university or gain employment
Aberlour is the largest solely Scottish children’s charity, helping to improve the lives of Scotland’s vulnerable children and young people. Not all children are born with an equal chance. Aberlour is there for Scotland’s hidden children, when others let them down, because every child deserves a chance to flourish.
Aberlour’s mission is to reach Scotland’s vulnerable children as early as possible to stop damage being done, before families reach crisis point, before it’s too late. Taking action quickly, significantly improves long-term outcomes for children and young people
In return, you will be helping a child to realise their own potential, learn more about yourself and experience new opportunities. It could also be a step to a new career by challenging your own perspective, strengthening your interpersonal skills, learning different decision-making approaches. Employers overwhelmingly look favourably on job applicants who have volunteered, and the long-term impact of mentoring can offer life, and career-changing benefits to children and the volunteers themselves.
All applicants must complete an online application and will be screened during an informal interview. They will also be subject to a full disclosure check.