Published in Scottish Fire and Rescue Service The Shout Magazine
We’re proud to be working in partnership with MCR Pathways to give colleagues from across the Service the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of care-experienced and disadvantaged young people throughout Scotland.
Through our new partnership, we want to encourage everyone to become volunteer mentors with MCR. By doing so, colleagues can play an important role in the development of young people across Scotland at an important time in their lives.
The only requirement to become a mentor is simply your time and a desire to help a young person, building a positive relationship based on non-judgemental listening and encouraging. Mentors spend just one hour a week listening to and encouraging their young person at school. The relationship that develops is what makes the difference.
Liz Barnes, Director of People and Organisational Development, said:
“As a committed corporate parenting organisation, we are proud to support MCR Pathways.
“We encourage our staff to become a mentor with MCR Pathways and be part of the vision to create equality of outcomes for education employment, life chances and opportunities for Scotland’s young people.”