Volunteer mentoring opportunities

Do you have time to give to young people in your local community? We are looking for volunteers for our Plusone mentoring programme, which pairs volunteers with young people to help them develop their interests and achieve their potential. The work would involve 2-3 hours per week for one year and there is no experience required as full training will be given.

Our next mentor training dates are still to be confirmed.

For more information contact Angie Farrell, Plusone Programme Manager, on 01382 456012 / 07880382116 or email angie.farrell@alcoholtayside.com

Download the mentor role description (MS Word format)

Download the mentor application form (MS Word format)

Download the about Plusone mentoring information leaflet (PDF format)

About Plusone mentoring

Plusone mentoring pairs adult volunteers with young people to help them develop their interests and achieve their potential. The Plusone mentoring programme has been operating in TCA Dundee for two and a half years.

The programme seeks to engage young people who are experiencing two or more of the following: disruption or disengagement at school; offending; aggressive or anti-social behavior; conflict in the home/family; substance misuse.

Plusone is widely recognized as being successful at diverting ‘at risk’ young people away from the criminal justice system. The mentoring has a youth work approach, which has been proven to help change the behaviour, attitudes and life choices of the young people being mentored.

To date in Dundee we have had 62 referrals, 48 matches have been made, 17 current matches and have trained 70 volunteers.

One of our Plusone mentors in Dundee comments: “I’ve really enjoyed being a mentor. I was quite nervous in the beginning, not knowing what to expect. But we hit it off straight away and have had a lot of fun. The young person really opened up to me and it was good to be able to offer a listening ear and advice. Overall it’s been a great experience.”

Training itinerary

Day one training

Date: Weekend day tbc
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee
10am–12noon – Introductions and focus on the young people
12noon-1pm – Lunch (Lunch provided)
1-2.30pm – Focus on mentoring
2.30-3pm – Mentors come to share their experiences

Day two training

Date: Weekend day tbc
Time: 10am- 3pm
Venue: The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee
10am-12noon – Child protection
12noon-1pm Lunch (Lunch is provided)
1-3pm GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child), lone working, alcohol, drugs