Mentor for the Mentor Me Project
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a charity that is passionate about giving young people the chance to develop their skills and confidence, both for their own benefit and for that of society as a whole.
You can make a difference by mentoring 14-26 year olds who are developing or discovering their skills in one of V2W volunteering opportunities. The role includes supporting them to sustain their volunteering or progression into
Education, Employment or Training. The profile of many of ESTEEM’s young volunteers is that they have low levels of confidence and may be quite anxious; some young people may have a history of mental health problems, homelessness and other life affecting issues including the effects of long term unemployment.
- You will be based at ESTEEM’s Shoreham office but will occasionally meet your mentee in a public place such as a coffee shop.
- You will be skills matched up with a young person who will have similar interests, experience or personality to yours. You will support your mentee by identifying how volunteering is making them more employable and to develop an action plan with mentees.
- You will complete ongoing case file paperwork, weekly contact log, and relevant paper work for evaluation and return it to the project co-ordinator at agreed stages.
Principal tasks and responsibilities
1. To meet with your mentee once a week at a convenient time for you both either at the ESTEEM office or in a public place like a cafe.
2. To offer ongoing support to your mentee with any issues they are currently dealing with.
3. To support your mentee with their volunteering role at ESTEEM, if they are volunteering.
4. To offer positive feedback and aim to build self confidence with your mentee.
5. To keep up contact logs up to date.
6. Complete regular reviews with mentee and create a clear action plan.
7. Attend all relevant training to your role.
8. To report any safeguarding concerns to the Project Manager or Chief Officer
9. Adhere to ESTEEM’s equality and diversity policy.
To be confirmed
When do I need to be available?
|Details||You will need to be able to commit at least 2 hours per week for the mentoring plus one hour a month for a meeting. We ask that you commit to volunteering in this role for a minimum of 6 months.|
Where does this role take place?
The Old School House
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- This role is adaptable for different abilities