Volunteer mentor

  • VO65579


Description

We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long term relationship with a positive adult role-model. The disruption children face leading up to, on coming into or leaving the care system can make this difficult to achieve within a family setting.
intandem has been set up to help young people face these challenges. The service will match mentees with trained volunteer mentors to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship.
Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have 3-4 hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in young people’s lives? Then this exciting new Volunteer Mentor opportunity is for you! Volunteer Mentors main tasks will be to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship with children & young people aged 8 – 14 who are looked after at home.
Purpose of the role
The Volunteer Mentor will work with young people who are looked after at home, building a trusting relationship, improving their chances in life and promoting the wellbeing of every child.
Main tasks:
• working in a person centred way with young people
• providing opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities
• promote the wellbeing of every child through creative and fun approaches
• communicating and linking with the intandem mentor coordinator on a regular basis.
• working as part of a team as well as on your own.

Organisation aims and objectives

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives

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2 hours per week where possible, not including travel time

Restrictions

All applicants should be over 18 years old. Young people who are identified as requiring/wishing a mentor will be aged between 8 – 14 years old and will be looked after at home (at point of referral).
Experience required: • knowledge and experience of working with children and young people • ability to engage & build a positive relationship with children & young people • reliable, Trusting and Supportive • have fun and enjoy
Travel details: Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Having access to your own transport would be preferable but not essential. Agreed travel expenses will be provided.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteer Mentors will be provided with training on Mentoring, Child Protection, Core Values, Equality & Diversity, Data protection, Health & Safety, plus any other relevant training that is required for specific areas. You will also have the opportunity to access other training as part of personal development. You can gain new skills and experience through helping a child or young person turn their life around.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago