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Could you be a positive role model to a young person?

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Starting Point

The purpose of a mentor is to be a positive role model, supporting and encouraging a young person to make the sometimes difficult transition into employment, education and training.

The role of a mentor may include:
• Helping to explore options and identify barriers through conversation.
• Listening to and encouraging the young person.
• Helping to put together/develop a CV and cover letters.
• Helping to fill in job applications.
• Preparing the young person for and/or accompanying them to interviews.
• Signposting and/or accompanying the young person to other services that provide specialist support.
• Helping to overcome anxieties such as fear of public transport or speaking on the phone.
• Helping the young person develop skills for the workplace such as time-keeping, conflict resolution and communication skills.

We are looking for volunteer mentors of different ages, genders, professions and cultural backgrounds, who will commit themselves to meeting a young person on a regular basis. We strive to recruit a diverse group of mentors with different skills and experiences, as this better supports a diverse group of young people facing unique and varying barriers to employment education and training.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sam Lloyd , Project Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189 567 000
Mobile?
07864040466
Contact instructions?
Starting Point extension number - 016

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
1 hour a week - Very Flexible
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Initial training session around mentoring. Additional training available if required.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from the Starting Point team.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Cost of mentoring sessions.
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
20
Opportunity added on
28 February 2018

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