Could you support someone in achieving their goals?
A positive role model, listening ear and consistent support can make a real difference to a young person. We are looking for volunteer mentors here at Volunteer Centre Greenwich to support the young people taking part in our project – and we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for a diverse range of mentors who are interested in mentoring young people with learning disabilities, supporting them into volunteering roles on their journey towards employment.
Mentors will be matched with a young person and support them in a volunteering placement, as well as applying for jobs and training.
Who would I be working with?
Young people aged 17 – 19 who have not been in employment, education or training for over six months. You will meet them once a week and help them work out what their next steps should be. This could be preparing for applying for jobs to encouraging them to try their first volunteer opportunity.
Your support will help them to develop their life skills and make sure that they are able to keep aiming for their goals after they leave the project.
What will you gain from volunteering?
- An NCFE accredited, level 2 qualification in Mentoring
- The opportunity to help young people develop confidence and skills, and make a positive difference to their lives
- Mentoring skills and experience to add to your CV
- Have fun and meet new people.
Skill and Attribute:
• We are looking for people with a positive attitude and friendly manner
• You must have an interest in others and be available for 3 hours per week over a six month period.
• Reliable, consistent and have good people skills
• Some awareness of different learning disabilities would be desirable but not essential
If you think you have the right skills and attributes to be a mentor with the Supported Volunteering Project and you are interest in applying for this role please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8317 3817