The Link-Up Project provides a mentoring service to vulnerable young people living within the boundaries of Dundee City. The target group are those young people who are involved in some way with substance misuse or offending. The service recruits, trains, supports and supervises volunteer mentors who are then matched with individual young people. Mentoring matches are closely monitored and reviewed to ensure they remain purposeful. You must be able to commit 2-4 hours per week for at least 1 year. Volunteers will be supported by the Mentoring Coordinator and full training will be provided. Having your own transport would be beneficial.
Tayside Council on Alcohol provides counselling, support and information to anyone affected by their own, or anothers, problem drinking. We also work in many ways to raise awareness of alcohol related issues and promote sensible and positive use of alcohol. The young persons services provide a wide range of support and treatment facilities for young people experiencing problems because of their substance use.
Experience required: Non judgemental,reliable, ability to work as part of a team, empathic attitude, flexible, sense of humour, honest, understanding of and commitment to confidentiality and to the work of TCA, understanding of child protection issues.
Travel details: Within Dundee.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid at rate of 40p per mile.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training consists of 5 core sessions covering legal frameworks, children's rights,methods of helping/engaging with young people, child protection, role of the volunteer mentor. Support offered through monthly group as well as individual meetings.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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