Youth Mentor (intandem Project)

  • VO47899


Description

Become a Mentor for Intandem!

Intandem relies on volunteers to provide a positive, trusted and fun role model for children and young people.

You will meet weekly with your Mentee (a child or young person aged between 8-14 years) for at least a year to listen and to encourage them to explore their community through different activities.

We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners and who can relate to the often difficult life experiences these young people and children may have faced. This type of volunteering is not for everyone - it needs a real commitment of time and energy but offers real rewards in terms of making a difference in a young life.

All our volunteers are carefully selected, screened and trained before being matched with a child or young person. It's up to the young person to make the final decision on a match so you may need to be patient until you are chosen.

Some of our mentors had this to say:

The training gave me the confidence I needed to do the volunteering. Its great that the coordinator is always there for support. I got matched quite quickly and we have bonded really well.

I enjoyed all the training, we had such a good group it completely prepared me for being matched. I am absolutely loving volunteering and I cant believe how well my mentee has taken to the project, he is so excited when I pick him up which is amazing.

I was given an immense amount of support and training that helped me secure a job in social care. I feel I would not have been able to secure such a job had I not learned so much through volunteering and the training I have had access to and been provided.

If you think you are the kind of person who could really make a difference in a young persons life, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

(We are based in Kirkcaldy but cover most of Fife)

Organisation aims and objectives

We offer opportunities for children and young people to increase their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Kirkcaldy YMCA offers capacity building and personal growth opportunities through a variety of informal learning activities for young people and to the wider community, encouraging high levels of participation, inclusion and involvement

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Minimum of 1 hour per week for a minimum of 12 months.

Restrictions

Experience required: A non-judgmental approach to young people. A keen interest in wanting to make a difference to a young person's life. The ability to support and encourage a young person. Fun, outgoing and a good listener.
Travel details: The mentoring takes place across Fife.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All volunteer expenses related to the post are reimbursed. The mileage rate is 45p per mile.
Training details: Mentors will attend five 2.5 hour sessions of training during the recruitment process and there will be regular support and supervision sessions with the Programme Manager. Ongoing training will be provided as and when needed.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet,
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Last updated 5 months 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.