intandem Volunteer Mentoring Service

Supporting young people in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire with volunteer mentors.

intandem Volunteer Mentoring Service

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How we can help

intandem is a national programme, run locally by Quarriers. intandem seeks to help children and young people aged 8-14 years who are looked after at home by providing:

  • regular weekly visits with a volunteer mentor who holds the young person in positive regard
  • access to age-appropriate activities
  • support from experienced and informed staff
  • enough time to build a relationship which allows the young person to develop confidence, skills and resilience

We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long-term relationship with a positive adult role model.

Most of the young people that intandem matches face a number of challenges. We require volunteers to support them and build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship.

intandem seeks to offer these young people a different experience – one where they have opportunities for new and positive activities, where they have choices, where they can learn to trust their own judgement, and where they can have fun.

intandem aims to promote the wellbeing of each and every child who is matched with a mentor. The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the child, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.

You will meet weekly with your mentee (a child or young person aged between 8-14 years) for at least a year to listen and to encourage them to explore their community through different fun activities in their local areas of Falkirk, Stirling or Clackmannanshire.

intandem relies on volunteers to provide a positive, trusted and fun role model for children and young people.

We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners and who can relate to the often difficult life experiences these young people and children may have faced.

Volunteers will receive:

  • full induction
  • high quality relevant training
  • regular on-going support
  • expenses

If you can spare a few hours each week and would like to get involved, please get in touch.

Having a mentor is a weekly chance to get out and about with a volunteer in your area and have fun. A mentor is a trusted, reliable adult who can listen
to you and relate to your situation.

Having a mentor is your choice. You decide if you want to have a mentor, no one else, and you have the final say over who your mentor is.

Having a mentor is free. Referrals to this service can be made by your social worker.