ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAMME
Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Without them, we couldn't deliver our service.
Our training course consists of 4 weekly sessions, lasting around 3 hours. The training we provide is a mixture of online learning, face-to-face and group sessions.
On completion of the training, we'd expect you to dedicate at least 1 hour each week to supporting your young person.
Consistency is important in supporting young people - this should be kept in mind when applying for one of our training programmes.
Emotional attachment is a huge part of our work. Working so closely with people, it's only natural. Therefore, it's important that we learn how to manage it.
Having personal/lived experience can either help or hinder the support we offer.
It's worth considering that some people, given the nature of the support we provide, may find working with young people, triggering.
WHY BE A VOLUNTEER YOUTH MENTOR?
Mentoring gives you the chance to make a real difference to someone's life.
An opportunity to meet and work with a range of different people
Regular training and development opportunities will allow you to develop new and existing skills.
It's great experience that will elevate your CV.