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Help a young person to build their self-esteem and confidence

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Thames Valley Partnership

Our Early Intervention Team support young people to channel their energy and time in positive ways to help prevent them from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour or crime.

Volunteer mentors meet once a week with a young person aged 13-18 years of age who has been referred to us by the Police. The referral is usually because the young person has come to the attention of the Police although not necessarily been convicted of a crime.

Volunteers should be patient and great listeners, able to converse with young people and work with them to identify and engage in opportunities that they will enjoy. The ability to find common ground and get involved in an activity is preferable, whether it be sport, cooking, craft, learning etc. Building the young persons self esteem and confidence is key.

Contact person firstname
Emma Badaoui, Volunteer Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07949455415
Mobile?
07949455415

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 week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeHappy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and project specific training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Staff member to support volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses and expenses related directly to volunteering, food or activities where appropriate
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
12 January 2021