Volunteer Mentor

To provide mentoring support to people from a variety of backgrounds who are making the transition to independence. To deliver fun and engaging mentoring sessions to Depaul clients. The focus will be based on health & wellbeing, skills development, creativity and community involvement
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly

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

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

• To meet with your mentee for up to three hours a week and complete fun but productive sessions with them working on their already identified goals.
• To be a listening ear for the mentee
• To contact your mentee weekly to arrange sessions
• To contact the Volunteer and Mentor Co-ordinator after the sessions by either text message, email or phone call. This is logging the sessions and keeping a record of time and activity spent with the mentee.
• To email the expense record to the Volunteer and Mentor Co-ordinator to claim back expenses
• To attend one support session every eight weeks with the Volunteer and Mentor Co-ordinator
• To attend volunteer forums which take place once every three months, volunteer forums are a great way to get together and discuss our experiences. We often have guest speakers from other organisations.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Not necessary, non judgmental attitude and a passion to end homelessness is a must.

Areas of Interest: Addiction, Community, Disability, Domestic violence, Ex-offenders, Foodbanks, Homeless, Housing, Social care, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Older people, Online, Outdoor, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, University students, With friends, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Outdoor work, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Depaul UK
Organisation Profile: What We Do Youth homelessness in the UK affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Depaul UK is one of the UK’s largest youth homelessness charities, and we support those who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness. Every person we help has a unique situation and a unique set of needs, so we focus on the individual and offer tailored support. For those facing homelessness, we offer accommodation. When relationships break down, we provide support and mediation to keep families together. Our Progression Coaches work alongside young people to empower them to live independently. And activity programmes help young people to manage mental health problems, build healthy relationships and access education, employment and training.
Charity number: 02440093