Volunteer Mentors

Volunteer Mentors

What You'll Do: 

You will be supporting young people who need guidance. This includes emotional support and also practical support such as CV creation, job application, interview prep. Young people might also be interested in going to university or doing an apprenticeship. You will teach the young person about resilience and confidence as well. 

Why You'll Love It: 

You will love it because giving something back to the community will make you feel great! You will receive support from the volunteer coordinator and the whole team, if needed. We also organise events and training for our mentors every few months. 

What You'll Learn: 

You will learn about housing and benefits, about the Criminal Justice System, about barriers in offenders' rehabilitation and about young people's wishes and struggles. 

What We're Looking For: 

Characteristics

Reliable, Committed, Flexible, Respectful, Empathic, Sense of Humour, Patient, Open, Sensitive, Non-judgmental, Self-aware, Tactful

 

Knowledge

Life Experience, Issues facing Ex-offenders, Young people, CJS Procedures, Boundaries and Limitations, Local knowledge

 

Skills

Active Listening, Interpersonal Engagement, Time Keeping, Problem Solving, Motivating, Communication Skills, Reflective, Self-learner, Leadership

 

We hope that you are either in your last year of university or studying at a postgraduate level.

 

We also hope that you are either employed or that you have worked for at least 6 months (full/part time) in the past. 

 

Summary
Volunteering
Mentor
Crime and Violence
Education
Ex-Offenders
Homelessness
Young People
London
United Kingdom
24 Weeks Minimum
2 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Problem Solving
Coaching
Motivating Others
Leadership
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
Requirements: 
CV / Resume
DBS check
Phone Interview
Training
These documents must be completed: