Volunteer mentors are needed to engage and inspire families who need support. They will help families and children (aged 8-19) to take part in new activities, develop new skills and build their confidence.
The aims of this scheme include the following:
- supporting parents, children and families to make positive lifestyle choices
- enabling families to recognise their achievements and positive behaviours, so as to build confidence and skills
- helping those who are having difficulties to access support services and activities
- encouraging families to find solutions to challenges and to be better connected in their local community.
Mentors will learn new skills and gain satisfaction from making a difference to families, being part of a team, and supporting their local community
Due to the Covid-19 situation this role will be home based. Volunteers will deliver support to families over the phone and via video link using Zoom or Skype. They will be provided with a comprehensive induction and training programme.
This role may include evenings and weekends but is fully flexible. Volunteers should provide support for a minimum of once a week for approximately two hours, over a ten-week period.
Skills and qualifications: commitment, reliability and resilience; a desire to help others; empathy and respect for others' situations; confidentiality; interpersonal skills. Volunteers must adhere to, safeguarding policies.
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