Mentor (Supporting young people with autism or a learning disability in Rochdale, Tameside or Oldham)

The Greater Manchester Keyworker Team works across all Greater Manchester, supporting young people with autism and/or a learning disability. These young people are or have been at risk of going into an inpatient setting due to their mental health. The service provides each family with a Keyworker, who creates a crucial care package to support the individual away from high risk and moving towards stability. As a volunteer, you will be introduced as a young person begins the work of re-integrating themselves into their community, education, and preferred activities.
Start date: 22nd May 2024
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:

Activities that you may be required to do can vary from support with travel, attending social events/clubs/activities, accessing a young persons special interest, and emotional support and guidance. You will also need to navigate our Vol 1 E-Platform to record your hours.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Autism Awareness

Requirements: Willing to travel by public transport or find own way to volunteering location
Areas of Interest: Children, Disability, Families, Mental Health, Young people
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Mentoring, Support Work, Youth work
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Barnardos
Organisation Profile: 1. Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity supporting over 301,100 children, young people, parents and carers through over 1,000 services across the UK. Our services provide counselling for children who have been exploited, support for children in and leaving care and specialist mental health services. Barnardo’s purpose is to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people. We work to build stronger families, safer childhoods and positive futures for children and their parents and carers through our services, campaigns and research.
Charity number: 216250