Volunteer Peer Learning Mentors (Women)

Diversity Matters North West is an award winning independent local charity working to combat health inequalities and social exclusion and to promote community cohesion. We are based at the Healthy Living Centre in Hyde, Tameside from where we host and co-ordinate regular activities and training for the local community, with the help of our volunteers. Diversity Matters North West exists to challenge inequalities in health and well-being and to help people develop their potential and support each other.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
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Diversity Matters Northwest are looking for Volunteer Peer Learning Mentors to join their team. Mentors will provide one to one support to other women who are experiencing difficultities with their learning. This volunteer role is open to women. Training will be provided.

We aim to:

Tackle issues that impact on people’s health and well-being.
Provide targeted support for disadvantaged and excluded groups.
Promote improved community cohesion.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Women only

Areas of Interest: Community, Education, Health and wellbeing, Literacy, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Mentoring, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Diversity Matters North West
Organisation Profile: Diversity Matters North West (DMNW) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It provides a range of services including social and physical activities, training programmes and support to women in crisis. The charity is able to meet the needs of the local community with the support of over 45 volunteers. We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Tameside, Greater Manchester. We work in partnership with other agencies to empower people to bring about positive change in the area and increase their control over issues that affect them. Our main work programmes are: • Health improvement. • Women’s learning and development. • Community engagement and awareness raising • Volunteer development • Support for South Asian women in crisis.