Equip Mentor

  • VO85402
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

'For just a few hours a week you can help change the life of a young person living in Clackmannanshire!'

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering charity. We recognise the potential our Young People across Clackmannanshire possess. They have aspirations and goals like us all – but may not currently have the skillset, tools or guidance needed to turn these into a reality. The effects of COVID-19 have seen a large number of Young People across Clackmannanshire experiencing social isolation, loneliness, poor mental and physical health and without a ‘Positive Destination’.
Equip Mentoring uses the power of volunteers to support young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) or who need additional guidance and support to enter the employment market, further education or training. We recruit, train and support Mentors who are matched 1:1 with a young person, using their life experience to act as a positive and reliable role model.

Volunteers meet with their young person on a regular basis. They provide practical and emotional support, helping young people to make informed choices about their future and guiding them along the way. Mentors help young people develop their confidence and resilience to adapt to changes and fulfil their full potential.

KEY FACTS
• Volunteer mentoring scheme running across Clackmannanshire, funded by Children In Need
• Mentoring support for young people aged 15-18 who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) or who need additional guidance and support to reach a ‘Positive Destination’
• Up to 12 months of volunteer mentoring, focused on building confidence and building pathways into higher education, employment or training

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
• Aged 18+
• Able to complete our volunteer recruitment and training process including a PVG check
• Good people, communication, and organisational skills
• Able to understand and relate to young people
• 12 months commitment
• No other skills or qualifications are required, just a willingness to support a young person in need of encouragement and guidance.

WHAT WE PROVIDE
• Full induction and ongoing training
• All ongoing support provided by the project’s Volunteer Manager
• Out of pocket expenses, including travel costs
• References for volunteers
• The opportunity to make part in a meaningful mentoring role, giving back to the local community

If you wish to Volunteer or would like to hear more details please contact the team on 07950 653372 or email louise.walker@volunteeringmatters.org.uk .

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.

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Restrictions

Experience required: VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS • Aged 18+ • Able to complete our volunteer recruitment and training process including a PVG check • Good people, communication, and organisational skills • Able to understand and relate to young people • 12 months commitment • No other skills or qualifications are required, just a willingness to support a young person in need of encouragement and guidance.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: All in-depth training carried out online via microsoft teams.

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.