|We are looking for volunteers who are eager to make a difference in their own community to make a difference in the life of a young person. The mentor will regularly meet up with a young person offering a friendly ear, support and guidance and advice on making positive life choices. There will also be a need for the mentor to build a relationship with the young person’s parents/guardians, although the focus is the young person.
Full training will be given and a DBS check will be required (no cost involved).
What can I expect?
A mentor will be expected to regularly meet up with the young person and do things together that are fun and engaging. You must be a good listener and be able to engage in conversations with the young person to encourage them to develop important life skills. You will always set a good example to the young person and encourage positive behaviour. You will play an important role in helping a young person achieve their full potential and build on the young person’s strengths.
What do I need?
We require no formal qualifications – the only thing on paper that we need is DBS.
We value your experiences, knowledge, and skills. So through the application forma and interview you will be able to reflect on life experiences where you personally have faced difficulties and challenges in life, with which you have gained essential learning and understanding about many of the experiences that a young person will face.
Tags: Advocacy, Children and Families, In the community
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