We recruit and train volunteer mentors from the local community to support young people who are experiencing issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem and bullying. They focus on supporting the young person to develop coping strategies and to help them to deal with the issues that their parents may have including drug and alcohol abuse, poor mental health and social isolation.
We are always looking for new Mentors. As a Mentor you will have the opportunity to help improve a young person’s well being, confidence and to develop their skills by working with them on a 1-2-1 basis a couple of hours a week. Full training and support is offered throughout your time Mentoring with us
Aged above 21
Our 2 day Mentor Training programme runs several times a year and is a requirement for our volunteers to work 1-2-1 with a young person accessing our service.
There are lots of benefits to volunteering including free training, monthly supervision sessions, group support and free training every month on a wide range of topics.
Volunteering can be a great way to get involved in your local community, learn new skills and build confidence.
The extra training is monthly and covers various topics such as Mental Health, Safeguarding, Resilience, Relationships, Communication and Coaching.
We have had amazing feedback from volunteers about the training, their work with young people and the added support they receive. We are looking to recruit individuals who really want to work in this field.
Sue Sutton - Volunteer of the Year 2020
Jamie Matthews- Volunteer of the Year 2019
Mentor Feedback- I feel supported and able to talk openly about any concerns I have in this volunteer role.
Workers have kept my in the loop straight away regarding changes with my young person and given great advice. They have made what can be a difficult transition period taking on this job, a lot easier. All the above enables me to do as good a job as I can in my mentor role.
They are approachable, open and clear with information and what is expected. I know I can contact with any questions or queries.
Thanks for the support, it’s much appreciated!
Elizabeth Bennett - Volunteer of the Year 2018
Hayley Clayton - Volunteer of the Year 2017