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Help us transform the future for young people in Reading

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Starting Point

Are you passionate about investing in the young people of Reading, and have an hour a week to share your knowledge, skills and expertise? Starting Point has opportunities to mentor local young people who are currently not in education, employment and training.

At Starting Point we train, equip and match volunteers to a young person in need of support around education, employment and training. Tailoring the mentoring to each individual’s specific needs, our mentors offer one-to-one support in both practical skills and social-emotional development.

Each young person has barriers that are unique to them, making our tailored, individual and holistic approach crucial to their success.

Your input is vital to radically transform the future for young people in Reading.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Keren Newnham, Mentor Lead
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07825331262

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 PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Mentor training is conducted at convenient times for our volunteers.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with Starting Point staff; monthly check-in's; Mentor Toolbox of resources; support through the matching process of mentors to mentees.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel costs and costs of hot/cold drinks if needed.
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?
10
Opportunity added on
1 May 2019

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