What could you do with one hour a week or more?

Could you make a real lasting difference to a young person or parent’s life?

Our team of volunteer mentors provide young people with a chance to have someone who can help them work through difficult times and situations, offer them practical support or simply give them someone non-judgmental to talk to. Sometimes this is all it takes for a young person to begin to make better choices in life, to feel happy at home again and to realise they are significant and worthwhile.

If you’d prefer, you could provide the same support for the parents of a young person, helping them rebuild their family dynamics and provide additional support to parents and carers who are experiencing difficulties in parenting their teenagers.

If you think you could give approximately 1 to 2 hours a week, we will provide full training and support equipping you to make a real difference in someone’s life.

 

Here are some quotes from young people, parents/carers and current volunteer mentors about their experiences…

 

"You have saved our family, thanks you so much"

– A mother

"If it wasn’t for my mentor, I would not be happy like I am"

– A mentee

"It is really good - helps me talk things through and helps me think”

– A mentee

“I hadn’t realised that I would get so much out of mentoring someone”

– A mentor

“I feel this is a chance for me to give something back to the community”

– A mentor

 

If you can spare between 1 and 2 hours a week and feel you have something to offer a young person or their family, please do get in contact. We would love to hear from you. We run regular training programmes (run over a 5 week period), and would provide you with all the support and help you will need.

 

Please note: This volunteering opportunity is subject to a DBS check.

 

See below for a full job description and application form!

The dates for the next course are:

 

Monday 20th February
Monday 27th February
Saturday 4th March
Monday 6th March
Saturday 11th March
Monday 13th March
Monday 20th March

 

We get more than 50 referrals every year concerning young people and parents who need some help or support, therefore we need your help!
If you have any questions please call us and ask to speak with Alistair Anderson

 

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