Joining our network of volunteers is an inspiring and time flexible way of making a lasting difference to a young person’s life as well as enhancing your own professional skill set.
Volunteers are the foundation of our programmes. Whether it’s as mentors or masterclass presenters, they are critical in ensuring that we are able to provide life-changing experiences for our young people across Scotland.
Our programmes is designed to be inspiring, flexible, and time-sensitive so that it can fit around a busy schedule while still having a transformational impact on the life of a young person.
To provide a deeper, more impactful programme for our young people, volunteering is only open to people who work at one of our employer partners. With our employer partners selecting the volunteers who they think are best placed to support the young people on our programme.
If you’ve been nominated by your employer to be a mentor, you will have been emailed simple, step-by-step instructions on how to register for the programme. Please follow the information and links provided in these communications.
If you would like to volunteer with us but you’re company is not a Career Ready partner, then please do get in touch.
All our mentor volunteers must be PVG cleared prior to meeting with a student on a one-to-one basis.
The support we provide
We seek to provide the best possible volunteering experience for all our volunteers.
We provide a range of on-boarding and on-going support resources for all volunteers, including briefing calls and handbooks, all hosted in our volunteer portal for easy, secure access.
We also have a team of Regional Managers and an Operations Team who are on hand to support you through your mentoring role and ahead of any masterclasses or workplace visits you may host, as well as handle any questions or issues you may have throughout your volunteering journey.
All mentors also receive a monthly email to provide support ahead of their next meeting.
You can find out more in our FAQ section.