Quarriers intandem Mentoring Service supports young people between 8 -14 years of age. It is a new and exciting initiative funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Inspiring Scotland. intandem provides mentors for young people who are looked after by their local authority and living at home across the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas.
We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long term relationship with a positive adult role-model. The disruption children face leading up to, on coming into or leaving the care system can make this difficult to achieve within a family setting.
intandem has been set up to help young people face these challenges. The service will match mentees with trained volunteer mentors to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship.
Purpose of the Role:
Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have 2 - 3 hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in young people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new Volunteer Mentor opportunity is for you! The Volunteer Mentors' main tasks will be to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship with a child or young person aged 8 – 14 who is looked after at home. Working with young people, building a trusting relationship, improving their chances in life and promoting the wellbeing of every child.
Volunteer Mentors main tasks will be to:
• Build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship with children & young people aged 8 – 14 who are looked after at home.
• Work in a person centred way with young people.
• Provide opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities
• Promote the wellbeing of every child through creative and fun approaches
• Communicate and link with the intandem Mentor Coordinator on a regular basis.
• Work as part of a team as well as on your own.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO YOU:
• You can gain new skills and experience through helping a child or young person turn their life around.
• We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support
• Gaining new experiences and learn new skills
• Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement
• Improved physical and mental health wellbeing
• Free training and development
• Adding to your CV
• Trying something new and meet new people
• Have fun!
Application form, interview, references and PVG disclosure.
Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.
Weekly (where possible) Opportunities are across Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas. To get the best out of the mentoring role we would request that Mentors be in a position to commit for at least a year meeting weekly for a few hours with the
Volunteers should be over 18 years old as young people who are identified as requiring/wishing a mentor will be aged between 8 – 14 years old and will be looked after at home.
Experience required: No formal qualifications are required however Volunteer Mentors would require:- • Empathy and understanding for young people and a desire to help them reach their full potential. • Knowledge and experience of working with children and young people. • Ability to engage & build a positive relationship with children & young people. • Reliable, trusting and supportive.
Travel details: Access to a car is preferable but not essential.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses details: All agreed out of pocket expenses will be provided.
Taster details: We can arrange a fun and interactive group session taster session for both referred young people and volunteers.
Training details: All relevant training will be provided, including a named person to provide support. You will also have the opportunity to access other training as part of personal development.