MCR Pathways are hoping to match even more secondary school pupils in 2020 with a mentor - someone who’s there to listen to them and understand what they’re going through. Getting involved couldn’t be easier - MCR recruits and trains volunteers from the age of 21 upwards and matches them with a young person based on personality, interests and experiences. All that’s required is one hour per week and the ability to care. That’s it! You will be helping a young person to find, grow and use their talent so they can achieve all they can in life.
As you will remember, the time at secondary school helps to shape the young adult you become once you leave for further studies or to begin your career. For the thousands of mentors we’ve welcomed over the years, so many of them tell us they wish they had a mentor at school. With MCR, you have the chance to be a positive influence in a vulnerable pupil’s life.
Mentoring is something anyone, from all walks of life can do but, many pupils are looking for positive young people to support and be there for them. In addition to the feel-good factor you get from mentoring, mentors learn key leadership skills for their own development. Can you help? Become a Mentor via the MCR website.
During the registration process, you can select the areas you might wish to volunteer in and the days and times most suitable for you. These can all be discussed with the team in more detail.
You are required to apply for a PVG through Disclosure Scotland, which MCR Pathways will provide and help you complete. Volunteer mentors are matched with a pupil who they meet weekly in school, during term time, for a minimum of one year. This simple supportive relationship helps them get the most out of their education and to build aspirations for their future.
Head back to the Get Involved page.