Young People's Mentor

Romford, London (Greater)
29 Dec 2017
29 Mar 2018
Children and Youth
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

About the opportunity

Havering Young People’s Mentoring Service provides support, advice and guidance to young people aged 10-18, encouraging them to make positive choices and achieve their goals. The Service is run by the London Borough of Havering Early Help Service.

Mentors are matched with a young person and meet with them on a weekly basis, for a period of up to 12 months. During this time, a strong relationship is built through a variety of activities and trips, including a monthly group meeting with other volunteers and young people engaged in the Service.

This role includes:
 Attending an initial matching meeting with a young person
 Committing to 12 months of mentoring with a young person
 Meeting a young person once a week for 2-3 hours
 Accompanying a young person to monthly group meetings
 Acting in the best interests of a young person

What are we looking for?

We're looking for volunteers who are confident and able to engage with young people from a range of different backgrounds and the commitment towards child development and keeping children safe.

We do not ask that volunteers have any qualifications, just a commitment to providing the best service for young people in Havering, although experience of working with young people in any capacity is useful.

Practical considerations

In order to become a mentor, potential volunteers will be required to attend an informal meeting with the Volunteer Co-ordinator, three days of training and a short interview before being accepted onto the programme. Volunteers will need to be over 18 years old and be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check plus provide references.

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