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Help support young people to be their best selves

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Yes Futures

We are looking for volunteers to train as a Yes Futures Coach to support youth aged 8-16 in primary and secondary schools across Slough, Surrey and Reading to develop key skills like confidence, resilience, self-awareness and communication and personal wellbeing.
Volunteers will be required for five to ten full school days of coaching and mentoring across six months. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a huge difference to a young person’s life. Yes Futures have been operating for six years and worked with over 1500 young people.

This is perfect for anyone who is a good listener and able to motivate and communicate with young people to support them to be their best selves.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Oliver Carr, Programmes and Marketing Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
02081444393
Contact instructions?
Please visit our website for instructions on how to apply for the volunteer position

Location description
Across Reading and Slough
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 PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We require a commitment over a six month period of five full school days. These are to be arranged with the school you are placed at, and so no specific dates can be given at this point until you are accepted as a volunteer.
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociableSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
We provide two half days of training to ensure everyone is prepared and confident in their volunteering role
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Throughout the programme you will have a manager who will provide ongoing support where needed and several opportunities for personal and professional development
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
If you are travelling to and from a school, we cover all travel expenses.
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?
30
Opportunity added on
12 January 2021

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