The Door needs you! Local youth and families charity, The Door is looking for volunteers to sign up and become mentors this summer.
Mentors support a young person or parent for an hour or so a week, giving them a safe space to feel heard and be empowered to make positive choices about their future.
Intensive Support Team Leader Debbie Says ” We know that for young people and parents the summer holidays can be the toughest time of year. So much time and so little to do. We always see an increase in referrals into our mentoring service at the end of term and this year will be no different. So in preparation we are running our next volunteer training course starting on 15th June at our offices in Stroud.”
Volunteering can be as rewarding for you as it is for the person you are supporting, one volunteer said: “Reassuring young people they’re not alone and showing that you love and care, I think, supports them to see a glimpse of hope for a bright and better future for them and their families. Their willingness to live life well brings joy to me.”
Training takes place over 6 weekday evenings with sessions running at The Door from 6pm each Thursday. (Doors open at 5:30 if you want to eat your tea first!)
Debbie Continues: “We give volunteers all the skills and information they need to become a great mentor, so it doesn’t matter if someone has 10 years experience or no experience at all. And the team are always on hand to help out and support volunteers along the way with regular check-ins and learning opportunities”.
Not sure if mentoring is for you? Come along to a Zoom information session on Wednesday 7th June at either 12pm or 7pm (in partnership with the Gloucestershire Mentoring Programme) to find out.
Book your space here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/gloucestershire-mentoring-programme-51542196363
You can also find out more about becoming a volunteer at https://www.thedoor.org.uk/volunteer , call 01453 756745, drop a message to @TheDoorStroud , email email@example.com or visit the team at 44-45 High Street, Stroud.”