VOLUNTEER YOUTH TELEPHONE MENTOR (18+)

"I love being able to support young people though what can be a very challenging time"

Telephone Mentors offer a listening ear to young people aged 11-25 for around 2-3 hours a week. // No Experience is necessary, all we need from you is the willingness to listen and learn. // Applicants should be able to volunteer on weekday evenings between 5 and 7pm

Click/Tap here to download an application form // Use the form at the bottom to message the team.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Join our team of Mentoring Gateway volunteers- providing 15 minute phone calls to young people on weekday evenings between 5pm and 7pm. Mentors provide committed, non-judgemental listening and support to young people aged between 11 and 25.
  • The aim of mentoring is to help participants identify and achieve their own goals to progress towards a healthier or more stable lifestyle. From school work to family friction and mental health issues.
  • During this time volunteers should aim to develop positive, supportive relationships with their mentee, to be a source of encouragement in order to help develop their self-esteem and confidence.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We really value lived experience and welcome mentors from all walks of life. We are looking for...

  • Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to listen.
  • To be a positive and active role model. 
  • To take part in supervision and training, including attending group development sessions.
  • To adhere to the policies and practices of the scheme, laid out in the Handbook. In particular, to safeguard the welfare of young people and their families and prevent abuse.
  • To keep records as required.

PRACTICAL BITS

  • Mentoring itself should take no more than 1 to 2 hours per week plus the odd check-in on the phone or by email with your team leader.
  • We also encourage volunteers to take part in Group Development sessions which happen once a month.
  • Full training will be given and consists of 6 weekday evening sessions.
  • If you are unable to make all sessions a catch up will be provided.
  • Also applicants should be aware that the average mentoring relationship lasts around 6 months and you should be available to commit to volunteering for that time.
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