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.
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.
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.
Reliable, Committed, Flexible, Respectful, Empathic, Sense of Humour, Patient, Open, Sensitive, Non-judgmental, Self-aware, Tactful
Life Experience, Issues facing Ex-offenders, Young people, CJS Procedures, Boundaries and Limitations, Local knowledge
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.
Our Oxfam shops are looking for responsible adults to support the opening and closing of our shops during the week, and who can commit at least 6 hours per week during 3 months.
Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement, founded by St Joseph’s Hospice in 2014, to help reduce loneliness and social isolation. CN are trained volunteers offering friendship & a listening ear.