Mentor / Befriender

Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
Non Salaried
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
06 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Freelance
Hours
Flexible

Volunteers - Children's Charity
Non-Salaried

Do you have the time to do something amazing in 2018 and help a young person achieve their potential by offering a few hours a month, taking an interest in their welfare and having fun? Our vision is that every young person in need has access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives. Our client does this through their incredibly rewarding Mentoring and Befriending roles by recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to assist, guide and listen to young people in need.

What can I do to help?
Our client, an Independent Children's Charity, believe young people are at the heart of everything they do and they thrive on having volunteers out on the front line working with them.

Mentor
Volunteering with young people who may have been identified as at risk in the community, school or home and are in need of an independent adult who can help them with set goals, have fun in the community and build resilience over weekly visits for a period of 6 months.

Befriender
Befriending (Independent Visitor) This role involves working with young people who are already in care or are a looked after child, meeting once a month for a commitment of 2 years. The aim of this service is to give our young people a consistent, stable adult throughout what can be a time of continual changes when stable support is most needed.

What do I need to have?
•    A listening ear
•    An open, non-judgemental approach
•    Flexibility
•    Commitment
•    The want to help us make a difference!

What are the benefits?
•    Although a Volunteer role (Non-Paid) expenses and mileage costs are reimbursed
•    Volunteer events
•    Becoming part of a supportive and growing team
•    Support and guidance from your Coordinator
•    Free training opportunities
•    Helping to shape and influence the lives of young people

It is helpful if volunteers have use of a car and are available on weekends.

To apply please email us with your telephone number and email address. Our client will then contact you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. No CV is required, just a general interest in making a difference. 

Roles are subject to Enhanced DBS checks and suitable references. 

Interpersonnel UK Ltd is acting as a recruitment consultancy on behalf of our client. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. By applying you give consent for your data to be handled and processed under GDPR Legislation for the purpose of your current employment search.

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