The Peeblesshire Youth Trust Mentors Community

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The Peeblesshire Youth Trust Community pages allow Mentors to securely login to access best practice information to support their mentees as well as connecting with other Mentees to share experience & ask advice.

 

Registered Mentors & Volunteers can login here.

 

If you are considering volunteering, please see the information below.

 

P.Y.T.

Volunteers Required

 

We are always looking for enthusiastic adults from all walks of life who have a keen interest in helping children and families in their own community.

 

 

We need people to help us with:

Achieve Your Potential Programme for Primary 6’s

1:1 mentoring for young people between the ages of 10-14

Christmas Hamper deliveries

Sharing a skill/hobby

S6 Peer Mentors at Peebles High School for S1’s

You can download a volunteer application form and return it to mentors@peeblesshireyouthtrust.org

Our Team

4th March 2020

Sarah Keen – Programme Manager

Our Team

Sarah grew up in Peebles and has an extensive knowledge of the local community. She is a mother of four, with experience of working with, and for the benefit of, young people. Sarah aims to lead Peeblesshire Youth Trust to a long-term...

4th March 2020

Rachel Beatton – Chair

Our Team

Rachel moved to Peebles in 2010 and looked to become actively involved in the community. Her husband, Paul, became a mentor with PYT and with small children at home, Rachel volunteered to support with some office tasks. She quickly...

4th March 2020

Anne Scott – Trustee

Our Team

Anne is a retired nurse with many years of experience working with children as a School Nurse in Tweeddale then as a Community Nurse Manager before working for SBC setting up Early Years Centres in four towns across the Borders. She...

4th March 2020

Mark Blaik – Joint Secretary

Our Team

Mark joined the Board as Joint Secretary with Ross in 2018. Having worked for Girlguiding Scotland at Netherurd House, he worked with young people on a daily basis. Mark recently moved into a role as Business Development Manager for...

4th March 2020

Ross Forrest – Joint Secretary

Our Team

Ross is currently a solicitor in Edinburgh, and joined PYT to act as Joint Secretary with Mark in 2018. Born and raised in Peebles, Ross still lives in the town. He was looking for opportunities to volunteer and help a local project....

4th March 2020

Martin Brown – Treasurer

Our Team

After 38 years with Bank of Scotland (22 of those in England), Martin returned to his home town to “retire”. With previous Board experience in the social care sector, Martin was pleased to accept the post of PYT Treasurer...

4th March 2020

John O’Donnell – Vice Chair

Our Team

John served the majority of his career in the banking industry and spent 27 years with the Scottish private bank, Adam and Co plc. He held various positions and served on the Board between 2003 and 2013. Having retired from the bank in...

4th March 2020

Eric Ward MBE JP – Trustee

Our Team

Eric is a Chartered Marketeer involved in many aspects of business and charitable organisations. Having been involved on the Youth Bench as a Magistrate, and with the Air League where he developed a programme to divert young people...

4th March 2020

Campbell Wilson – Trustee

Our Team

As Rector of Peebles High School, PYT is delighted to have Campbell as a member of our Board of Trustees, where he brings a wealth of knowledge of experience of working with and supporting young people. He also ensures close links are...

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Volunteers

10th January 2020

There’s Room to Reward!

News, PYT Stories, Volunteers

We were delighted this week to present our of our valued volunteers with a special award; David Swan, who has helped us with fundraising for PYT over recent years, and who is also now a mentor, has earned a well-deserved overnight...

17th December 2019

Christmas Hamper Cheer

News, PYT Stories, Volunteers

We packed and delivered 93 Christmas Hampers in 2019, to provide a little peace of mind to families in our local community leading up to Christmas. Thanks go to many local individuals, groups and businesses for all the generous support...

14th March 2018

Loving Our Volunteers Award

Volunteers

Delighted to see our lovely volunteer mentor, Tricia, presented with her Adult Volunteer – Runner Up certificate, following the Loving Our Volunteers 2018 Award Ceremony in Kelso, which Tricia was unable to attend....

22nd February 2018

Loving our Volunteers Awards

Volunteers

Everyone at Peeblesshire Youth Trust is delighted that one of our valued mentors, Tricia Brown, received “Runner-up Adult Volunteer Award 2018”, at the Loving Our Volunteers Award Ceremony in Kelso. Congratulations to...

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