Moving Forward Mentor Volunteer Glasgow

  • VO80722
  • One-off volunteering


Description

Why we need you

Our Mentoring service supports young people aged 16-24 as they prepare for and enter the world of employment by providing one to one mentoring on specific skills. Mentoring is a great way to improve confidence and develop new skills in people on the autism spectrum.

Over 1 in 100 people are autistic. A recent survey showed that only 15% of them are in full time paid employment yet 79% would like to be.

In addition to having a diagnosis of autism, the people we support will also live in a deprived community and not currently be in employment, education, or training.

What you will be doing

Take part in training to prepare you for the role
Setting and review goals and objectives with mentee and Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator
Supporting your mentee to learn new skills in community and office settings
Attending review meetings where you will receive support from the service coordinator
Arrange own weekly 2-hour long meetings with mentee
Volunteering within the boundaries of mentoring.
Volunteering within the organisational boundaries (i.e. confidentiality, child and vulnerable adult protection).
Completing all necessary paperwork (i.e. meeting records and expense forms).
Skills qualities and experience needed

Take part in training to prepare you for the role
Setting and review goals and objectives with mentee and Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator
Supporting your mentee to learn new skills in community and office settings
Attending review meetings where you will receive support from the service coordinator
Arrange own weekly 2-hour long meetings with mentee
Volunteering within the boundaries of mentoring.
Volunteering within the organisational boundaries (i.e. confidentiality, child and vulnerable adult protection).
Completing all necessary paperwork (i.e. meeting records and expense
forms).
When and where

This role will be flexible and volunteering hours will depend on your availability and that of the individual you are supporting.
On average we expect you to commit 2-3 hours per week.
Most of the volunteering will take place within the community, however you will link in with our NAS Glasgow Office at 109 Hope Street, G2 6LL
Support

You will receive approximately 12 hours of FREE induction training as well as access to NAS staff training. You will also receive regular review meetings with the service coordinator as well as peer support from other volunteers. All agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed.

What you can get out of it

Learn about autism, mentoring techniques and specific skills for your personal development. You will find the experience very rewarding as you support the development of young people into employment. References can also be provided.
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum.

We ask that you live locally to be able to do this role

Organisation aims and objectives

The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

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Frequency and commitment details

This role will be flexible and volunteering hours will depend on your availability and that of the individual you are supporting. On average we expect you to commit 2-3 hours per week.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Agreed expenses paid
Training details: You will receive approximately 12 hours of FREE induction training as well as access to NAS staff training. You will also receive regular review meetings with the service coordinator as well as peer support from other volunteers.

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