Peer Mentorship Volunteer

The Role of a Peer Mentor 1. To support individuals through their grief with a listening ear 2. To help empower individuals being supported through weekly conversations
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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:

• Support the values, expectations and mission statement of Finding Rainbows and preform duties accordingly.
• Develop a mentoring relationship with individual seeking support through Finding Rainbows
• Provide a listening ear and encouragement of strengths
• Arrange weekly peer support sessions with Mentee
• Be able to effectively communicate with mentee, managers and supervisors within the organisation as well as outside of the organisation
• Be able to offer support without being directive or problem solving for the mentee
• Weekly report updates of support given
• Monthly peer to peer support check ins

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Lived experience
• Demonstrate the ability to work to work independently with self-initiation
• Communication Skills
• Computer Skills
• Telephone or Video calling access
• Positive attitude, good time management skills, self-motivated and works with enthusiasm.
• Pervious peer mentor experience valuable but not a necessity.

• All peer mentors will be given training, with opportunities to attending training courses which will give you a certificate once completed.

Areas of Interest: Families, Health and wellbeing
What activities will the volunteer do? Mentoring
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Listening, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Finding Rainbows
Organisation Profile: We are a local bereavement support group in Tameside. Primarily we support individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a child. This includes children of all ages and early pregnancy loss and babies born asleep. We offer one to one and group support via a range of forums and activities and are able to help families in other areas of their life which they may be struggling with as a result of their loss such as debt, ill health and family life. We work closely with other community groups and agencies to ensure the best possible care is available for our families. We are passionate about health awareness and prevention and run community based training and events to promote safety, health and wellbeing.
Charity number: 1180293