Mentor Volunteers for 11 - 17 year olds - Hart & Rushmoor

Good with young people? Empathise with the tricky situations young people often experience in today's society? Excellent communication skills? Perfect!

Hampshire County Council Children's Services team are looking for volunteers to train to become mentors, supporting young people aged 11 to 17 to help prevent them entering the care system.

Young people often have a range of professionals working with them. However, it is recognised that having someone impartial to talk to and offer support can make a difference to self-esteem and engagement.

Supported and supervised by a Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer mentors will be matched with young people and offer one to one support. This is likely to include: face to face meetings, supporting them to attend meetings, appointments and activities and telephone support. A crucial aspect will be the ability to build positive relationships which allow young people to feel listened to and supported and continue as long as needed.

Volunteers will:

Work with the volunteer coordinator to agree a match to young people.

Attend an initial meeting with the young person and support worker to agree the type and frequency of support to be offered and agree ongoing meetings and support.

Discuss and agree information sharing with the young person and support worker.

Meet with the young person and deliver the on-going support agreed.

Support the activity programme attended by the young person through for example attending presentations, supporting attendance.

Record and share information as agreed.

Face to Face meetings are likely to take place in a variety of local settings to be agreed between the young person, the volunteer and the volunteer coordinator and may include schools, youth clubs, cafes etc.

The amount of support each young person requires will vary depending upon their needs. Volunteers will need to be able to commit to a couple of hours a week.

Skills

Listening and communication, Interpersonal skills, Mentoring and counselling advantageous but not essential.

Roles are based across North Hampshire so access to your own transport is desirable.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Regions

This opportunity is available in the following areas:

Hart
Rushmoor


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