Mentor

  • VO83806


Description

YMCA Tayside is in search for mentors to support our communities most at risk young people in P&K aged between 8-14 years old. You will be part of the award winning Plusone Mentoring programme with full training, expenses and support provided throughout.

Plusone is an Early Intervention Mentoring Programme that aims to support young people by matching them with a volunteer mentor for up to a 12 month period. Young people are referred to the service from partner agencies if they hit one or more of the below risk factors:
· Disruption or disengagement at school
· Offending or aggressive behaviours
· Conflict in the family home
· Substance misuse.

Mentors are asked to meet with their mentee once a week and take part in local community based activities such as going for a cycle, a walk or simply a chat on a park bench with a hot drink. Having a mentor can be incredibly powerful for us all and so why not give this opportunity a try.

This is a very rewarding opportunity that provides excellent experience for those interested in this field of work, study or for those that are simply wanting to try something new and or “give back”.

Organisation aims and objectives

Perth & District YMCA delivers youth work services and support programmes to young people aged 8-25, mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds including those who require early intervention, those who are underachieving, those who have addiction issues, offenders and those who have become homeless. The YMCA is a Christian organisation and volunteers would need to empathise with the ethos of the organisation.

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Restrictions

Experience required: To be a successful mentor we ask that people recognise their own unique set of skills and qualities and assess how they can apply that to the mentoring role. Those with a caring, loving heart and a desire to help others in need will make a great mentor.
Travel details: Programme runs throughout Perth & Kinross. Travel expenses are included within all other expenses claims. Full UK driving licence and car access is desirable but not essential for the role.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Discussion with Programme Manager. Shadow opportunity. Peer support with other experienced mentors.
Training details: Full mentor training provided. Child Protection Awareness training provided. Ongoing related training offered.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.