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(COVID-19) Distance Mentoring for Adults

Mentors spend one hour per week supporting an adult from an ethnic minority community in the areas of language development, employability, education or personal development.
Mentor training will be provided via What’s app /Zoom/Skype. The mentors will be matched with a suitable mentee via a conference call. The weekly mentoring can be over the phone, email or zoom/skype.

About LINKnet Mentoring

LINKnet Mentoring Ltd is a voluntary sector mentoring project established to help minority ethnic people living in Edinburgh and the Lothian. We aim to help people from Ethnic Minorities get into jobs, education and also with their Personal Development and integration into the society. LINKnet aims to increase representation of minority ethnic people in further and higher education, employment, public and civic life of Scottish society through a structured one to one mentoring programme which is free to join. One of the main aim of LINKnet is to enhance the quality of life of individuals by improving their personal circumstances so that they are better able and better prepared to attain their goals in the areas of education, employment and personal development. The project also hopes to achieve a collective impact on the minority ethnic community as a whole in their struggle to be better represented in all spheres of life. LINKnet's long-term ambition is to see an equitable Scottish society in which everyone can plays their part and feels part of the wider Scottish community.

Experience Required

Interest in helping people through transfer of skills/experience. You do not need to be a specialized person to support others. Mentors come from all walks of life and all they have in common is a willingness to give something back to the community and empower others who are in need for help.

Training Details

Training is not certified and will cover the concept of volunteering, LINKnet policies and procedures etc.

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

Minimum commitment 2 hours per week.

Location/Travel Details

This is a homebased role


No expenses paid.

Accessibility Details

  • Named Contact For Volunteer
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Access Toile