Support young people to attain, sustain and thrive within education, employment and training
Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Starting Point
We aim to journey alongside and support young people to attain, sustain and thrive within education, employment and training. Offering a starting point for a brighter and more hopeful future.
We are seeking volunteers who are able to offer 1 hour a week to provide both practical support and a listening ear?
Practical support includes:
- Preparing CVs
- Developing interview skills
- Job searching and completing application forms
- Attending college open days and job fairs
- Introducing a young person to potential business contacts
Well-being and social support includes:
- Being a listening ear
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Helping overcome fears such as talking over the phone or using public transport
- Developing skills for the workplace such as time-keeping, conflict resolution and communication skills
“Volunteering a small amount of time once a week has the potential to change someone’s life.”
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
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
Any of these times
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?
Mentor training is conducted at convenient times for our volunteers
Description of support
Regular contact with Starting Point staff; monthly check-ins; Mentor Toolbox of resources; support through the matching process of mentors to mentees
Description of expenses
Travel costs and costs of hot/cold drinks if needed
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
7 February 2020