Volunteer Mentoring for Vulnerable Young People

  • VO72022


Description

A Stirling Council Volunteer Mentor is someone who will work with the vulnerable young people to identify the goals they want from the support then empower them to meet these goals
Stirling Council Volunteer Mentoring support for vulnerable young people
Stirling Council Mentoring Service are a group of volunteers working to support vulnerable young people currently engaging with the Throughcare and Aftercare Social Work Team.

What is a mentor?
A mentor is someone who will work with the young people to identify the goals they want from the support then empower them to meet these goal, giving the young person control of the support.
Stirling Council’s Volunteer Mentors are in a position where they can share their knowledge, experience and life experience and make a real difference to a young person’s life.
The mentor is not the young persons:
• Parent
• Teacher
• Social worker
But they are someone who can be a strong consistent person who cares and trusts them.

Who is be mentored?
Every young person is different and each will have different requirements and needs. Stirling Council Volunteer Mentors will be supporting young people who are aged 16-25 and currently working with the Throughcare and Aftercare Team.
For some care experienced young people, life may not have been easy, some of these young people have not experienced a consistent person who puts them first. As a result the young person may be struggling with accessing employment, further education, be low in confidence and in need of a supportive adult.

What will the Volunteer Mentors be doing?
As a result, we want Stirling council Volunteer Mentors who can provide provide person centred support, meeting with the young person weekly for an approximately 1 hour and a half. Helping the young person to set goals and support them in achieving them while also providing them with a friendly fun listening ear.

Stirling Council Volunteer Mentor Role Profile
• Support a young person on an ongoing one to one basis
• Provide a model for a healthy, trusting relationship through clear communication and setting appropriate boundaries
• Serve as a positive role model, offering support and encouragement
• Help increase confidence and self-esteem of the young person by providing support or sign posting to other services
• Empower young people to resolve current issues and to develop coping strategies for the future
• Support young people with action planning, goal setting and review of progress

By volunteering with Stirling Council to be a mentor you will
• Learn new skills via our enhanced training programme
• Meet new people, both young people and other mentors
• Receive tailored support from our Mentor Coordinator
• Enhance your CV
• Be able to give back to your community in a rewarding and enriching way

Organisation aims and objectives

Youth Services is part of Stirling Council and is here to help young people. We offer real help, practical support and friendly advice.

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Restrictions

Experience required: If you are interested in becoming a mentor below is the criteria Stirling Council is looking to recruit volunteer mentors who can: • Build a supportive relationship in an informal way with a young person to help them build in confidence and access new opportunities. • Commit 2/2.5 hours a week to support a vulnerable young person • Put the young person first • Be non-judgemental and supportive in a fun and friendly way
Travel details: Opportunity takes place in Stirling Council in the young person’s local community
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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