Peer Mentor

  • VO72849


Description

WHO?
Peer Mentoring involves a trained mentor 16-25 years old supporting a young person aged 14-21.

HOW?
The mentor would meet with the young person regularly to look into, set and work towards a set of goals important to the young person. These goals can be on any topic from increasing confidence to uni applications to talking through their worries.

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU?
• Build up confidence
• Develop leadership skills
• Develop communication skills
• Develop responsibility
• Gain nationally recognised accreditation – Saltire Awards, Dynamic Youth Awards, Youth Achievement Awards
• Gives an opportunity to organise, make decisions and use initiative
• Provides an opportunity to work with others who need support
• Reference for work/university

SUPPORT
The Peer Mentor will have a key worker assigned to them to provide ongoing and regular support for the entirety of their volunteering. The Mentoring Coordinator will provide 1-1 support regularly and will support each mentoring session.

Organisation aims and objectives

The OPEN Peer Education Project provides training and support for young adults aged 16-25 to enable them to become peer educators, delivering workshops on issues that they feel are important to themselves and their peers in their local communities, e.g. sexual health and relationships, harm reduction in drugs awareness, young parenting.

Frequency and commitment details

Commitment required: • Initial training - (8 hours) one day OR 2 half days • Mentoring meetings – up to 2 hours per session (weekly or fortnightly) • Support 1-1’s with Mentor Coordinator – 1 hour every 6 months • Ongoing training opportunities, as the come up Attitudes: Mentors have the ability to demonstrate their commitment and fulfil the training provided to be a good peer mentor.

Restrictions

Experience required: Commitment required: • Initial training - (8 hours) one day OR 2 half days • Mentoring meetings – up to 2 hours per session (weekly or fortnightly) • Support 1-1’s with Mentor Coordinator – 1 hour every 6 months • Ongoing training opportunities, as the come up Attitudes: Mentors have the ability to demonstrate their commitment and fulfil the training provided to be a good peer mentor.
Travel details: Market House, Lerwick, Shetland. ZE1 0JP
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Childcare,
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