Volunteer Mentor 2021-2022

Rochdale Borough Residents Apply here- http://www.r-c-t.co.uk/volunteer-mentor-training.html We recruit and train volunteer mentors from the local community to support young people who are experiencing issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, domestic abuse, youth offending and bullying. They focus on supporting the young person to develop coping strategies and to help them to deal with the issues. We are always looking for new Mentors. As a Mentor you will have the opportunity to help improve a young person’s well being, confidence and to develop their skills by working with them on a 1-2-1 basis a couple of hours a week. Full training and support is offered throughout your time Mentoring with us. Mentors offer advice and guidance to these young people to positively influence their lives and help them to take control and change their future. These young people can be suffering from isolation, loneliness, bullying, issues related to poverty, abuse and many more traumatising experiences. By using a person centred approach, our mentors are able to work effectively with these young people and achieve encouraging results. These young people can display challenging behaviours but full training is provided and the mentor coordinator is available when support and advice is needed. Too many young people are growing up without a positive role model in their lives and this is where we believe we can make the most impact to encourage change by helping them engage in new activities or relationships. In a world where we are teaching children and young people that there are no limits to what they can be, we believe society has a role to play in guiding and engaging with these young people in order that they are able to achieve their maximum potential.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Attend a 2-day basic training
Complete necessary checks
Be paired with a young person that you will support on a 1:1 basis either weekly or fortnightly.
Offer empathy, compassion and a non judgmental attitude to the young people
Support their goals and offer opportunities

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training, Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS:
Aged above 21
DBS required
2 references required

Has a passion for working with young people and supporting their needs.
Ideally be able to drive but it is not a must.

Areas of Interest: Families, Festivals, Health and wellbeing, Marketing, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Event, From your office, Groups, Home, Long term commitment, Older people, Online, Outdoor, People seeking work, Short term commitment, University students, With friends, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Outdoors, Support Work, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Managing people, Organising, Outdoor work, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale Connections Trust
Organisation Profile: Rochdale Connections Trust is a local charity who have worked to support local people living across the Borough of Rochdale for over 20 years. By knowing our community, understanding the complexity of the issues faced and evolving as an organisation to meet the changing social, health and wellbeing needs we are now the leading independent provider of domestic abuse services. We also provide 1:1 mentoring support to young people facing difficulty and a raft of interventions designed to help families.
Charity number: 1074736