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Gosport Area - Mentoring Volunteer for Young People aged 11-18

A range of services and interventions, including mentoring, will be offered to support young people aged 11+. The mentor will provide independent support and mentoring.

Children’s Services believes some young people can benefit from extra support. Young people may have a range of professionals working with them. However, it is recognized that having someone impartial to talk to and offer support can make a difference to self esteem and engagement.

Volunteers will be matched with young people and offer one to one support. This is likely to include: face to face meetings, supporting them to attend meetings and appointments and increasing their self esteem. A crucial aspect will be the ability to build positive relationships which allow young people to feel listened to and supported and continue as long as needed.

Face to Face meetings are likely to take place in a variety of local settings to be agreed between the young person, Volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator, and may include schools, youth clubs, cafes etc. A small allowance is granted per session for food/drinks/etc.


The Volunteer will:

  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to agree a match to young people
  • Attend an initial meeting with the young person and Children’s Services worker to agree the type and frequency of support to be offered and agree ongoing meetings and support
  • Discuss and agree information sharing with the young person and Children’s Services worker
  • Meet with the young person and deliver the ongoing support agreed
  • Record and share information as agreed
  • Volunteers may work with more than one young person at a time (depending upon the time they are able to offer)


Volunteers will receive a full training program on how to deliver support which will equip them to provide guidance and advice. Volunteers will also have access to Volunteer Coordinators, who will provide guidance, advice, and supervision whilst they delivering their volunteering activities.


Note: This volunteering opportunity is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.



Skills

Training and support will be provided therefore previous experience is not essential.
We are seeking volunteers who feel able to:

  • Communicate and ensure people, with varied levels of ability, understand information
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with young people
  • Listen and remain calm and impartial when dealing with young people
  • Record information
  • Respect differing views of individuals and work in a non judgmental way
  • Respect confidentiality and the agreed information sharing process
  • Have the confidence to report concerns to their Volunteer Coordinator
  • Be able to describe their role and maintain professional boundaries
Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Gosport Voluntary Action website

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Hampshire County Council - Children's Services (Fareham & Gosport)

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Gosport Voluntary Action

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Gosport Voluntary Action website

Interests

  • Children
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Supporting Charities
  • Youth Work

Details

  • DBS check required
    A full DBS check is required.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    For mileage and parking.
  • Ongoing support
    From Volunteer Co-ordinator.
  • Suitable for Under 18's
    Volunteer should be aged 18 or over.
  • Training provided
    Full training will be given.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 12/08/2015 - 31/01/2020

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

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