Young People's Mentor
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.
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.