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Intandem Mentor

As an Intandem mentor you will make a difference to the life of a young person, providing a positive role model and supporting access to hobbies and interests. The ability to be consistent, non-judgemental, supportive, fun and understanding is key to success in this role. Full initial training will be provided along with ongoing support to ensure the best possible outcomes. We look for a regular commitment of around 2-3 hours per week over a minimum 12 month period. A PGV scheme record check will be required (no cost involved).

About YMCA Edinburgh

YMCA Edinburgh is part of an inclusive global Christian movement that gives all, especially young people, space and opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive. We offer a range of tailored programs including: play rangers, play schemes, holiday clubs, after school and youth clubs, mentoring for vulnerable young people and support for women and families. Volunteers are critical to our ability to deliver these services.

Experience Required

No formal qualifications are required but you will need the ability to show empathy, be non-judgemental. You will be able to reflect on your own life experiences and learning as well as demonstrate the motivation to see children and young people succeed in life.

Training Details

We will provide comprehensive initial training via a combination of face to face and online modules, delivered over sessions. These will cover areas such as child protection, safeguarding, mentoring boundaries, health & safety and working with young people. Opportunities for further continuous personal development are also available helping you develop a range of transferrable skills.

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

2 to 3 hours per week (including your travel time) with a minimum commitment of 1 year Mentoring is generally provided during evenings & weekends during school term time (at times agreed between the mentor and young person) and ideally continues throughout school holidays.

Location/Travel Details

Across Edinburgh


Travel expenses are covered as are all pre-agreed expenses incurred when taking part in activities with the young person. Pre-purchased tickets can be provided where necessary.

Accessibility Details

  • Named Contact For Volunteer
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs