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Mentor Volunteers

Mentors are carefully matched with a young person and work with them on a one to one basis within their local community. Although individual arrangements will vary, mentors meet with their young person for approximately 2 hours a fortnight, for up to a year, providing them with personalised support to achieve the most positive outcomes. With the support of the Mentoring Manager, mentors help the young person to identify goals, and assist them to work towards these. Whilst each young person has varying objectives, all mentors provide empathy to the challenges faced by the young person and give support, guidance and encouragement throughout the mentoring relationship.

Requirements

  • You must be aged over 21 years old
  • You will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check
  • You will be required to provide two references

Although beneficial, no previous experience of working with young people is required, as full training will be provided. All we ask is that you’re enthusiastic, reliable and committed to the mentoring relationship.

Our mentors are role models to the vulnerable young people we work with, and therefore should be responsible, resilient, good at communicating and have a desire to help young people.

Training

Training for our mentor volunteers, which also forms part of the selection process, is held over a weekend; accommodation and food is provided.

In addition to ongoing training opportunities, mentors also receive regular supervision with the Mentoring Manager alongside peer support sessions.

How to apply

You can find a copy of the role description here.

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer mentor, please download the application form here. Alternatively, for more information, please contact Becky Brown.

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