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Writing Mentor

We are looking for writing mentors to support young people in our workshops to get inspired by writing and to boost their confidence. You do not have to be a writer to become a mentor, just lots of enthusiasm for working, patience and passion. Super Power Agency volunteers come from every walk of life. Some want to give back to their local community, others want to gain experience working with children and some just want to help out!

About Super Power Agency

Founded in 2016, The Super Power Agency aims to improve the lives and literacy rates of some of Edinburgh's most under-resourced young people. Through a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and the help of community volunteers, we aim to empower children and young people (8-18 years) through literacy. We are currently working with Leith Academy, with plans to expand to other schools and youth-serving organisations in Edinburgh and beyond.

Experience Required

There are no set skills we require except patience, enthusiasm and passion. A good level of written and spoken English is also desirable. Volunteers will undergo training and will need a PVG screening.

Training Details

We hold monthly induction sessions for new volunteers and ongoing support for current volunteers.

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering;Term Time;Flexible;Ad hoc

No set commitment but ideally at least 2 hours per month

Location/Travel Details

Our classroom volunteering takes place in the classroom during school hours. In addition to this we are developing an online platform for volunteers to work remotely, from their homes.

Expenses

No expenses

Accessibility Details

  • Disabled parking
  • Large print
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs
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