Grandmentor

  • VO90833


Description

Grandmentors is an award winning inter-generational mentoring programme. We recruit, train and support older volunteers aged 50+ to mentor care experienced young people, or young people with Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Grandmentors provides a solution. Put very simply, Grandmentors works by us recruiting, training and providing support for volunteers aged 50+ who draw on their wealth of personal and professional experience to help young people (aged 16 – 24), living with adverse childhood experiences such as leaving care, on their pathway to independence.

Meeting weekly/fortnightly, Grandmentors helps young people to address any challenges and choices they face on their journey.

Our Grandmentors encourage the young person to identify their needs and find ways to help. Mentors provide social, emotional and practical support. Each young person alongside their Grandmentor agree a personalised support plan and set goals based on these needs.

Working together they explore and review, over time, the young person’s challenges and priorities. These can range from career/education goals (CV’s, UCAS forms, job applications), budget planning, support accessing housing, dealing with conflict, stress, enhancing physical, mental health, wellbeing and lots more.

We are looking for Grandmentors to join our new programme in East Lothian, launching in May/June 2022.

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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Frequency and commitment details

2-3 hours weekly/fortnightly

Restrictions

Grandmentors is an opportunity for older volunteers, normally aged 50+. However, if you beleive you have skills and life experience to offer, we do not discriminate against age
Experience required: Good people and communication skills Good organisational skills Life skills Patience and determination Experience of interest in supporting young people, many of who are under-privileged
Travel details: Grandmentors operates across all areas of East Lothian, travel may be required
Minimum age: 50

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All travel and general expenses re-imbursed weekly (in line with our organisaiton expenses policy)
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Information Session available to all prospective volunteers
Training details: Volunteers are provided induction and ongoing training, as well as support from a dedicated staff member

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