Published by the Buchan Observer
Written by MORAG KUC
MCR Pathways, Scotland’s pioneering mentoring charity, has appealed for 40 new volunteer mentors to be an inspiring influence in the lives of young people in Peterhead.
MCR Pathways began working with young people at Peterhead Academy in 2018 and are now looking to find a further 40 mentors to help the talented youth of Peterhead realise their true potential.
Volunteers will be asked to commit just one hour a week for a minimum of one year.
The only requirement is that volunteers care, listen, provide encouragement and help a young person realise what they can achieve by empowering them with confidence and self-belief.
All volunteer mentors will be trained locally, before being matched with a young person from Peterhead Academy who has been enrolled in the programme to receive the one-to-one support and inspiration that mentoring offers.
The matches will be based on sharing common interests or having similar personalities. Not only will volunteers get the satisfaction of helping someone to believe in themselves and find their talents, but they can also build a bond which lasts a lifetime.
Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, said:
“We are delighted the programme is up and running in Peterhead Academy and hope to recruit 40 more mentors in Peterhead this year. We would be delighted to hear from local people who might be able to give just one hour per week.
“Our mentoring programme is well established and has proven to be a positive, and transformational experience for both young people and their mentors, who come from all walks of life.”