Volunteer Youth Mentor

  • Volunteer Mentor working with children and young people in schools
  • Stockton and Guisbrough
  • Catalyst

 In April 2021 we launched a new partnership project between
Schools in Teesside and Catalyst where Volunteer Youth Mentors provide support
to children/young person in one of the partnership schools, helping to identify future goals, raise
aspirations, build confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Volunteer Youth Mentors are everyday people who volunteer their time and use their own life experiences to develop a
supportive relationship with a young person and encouraging them to
make positive life decisions and increase aspirations.

Due to the success of the project, we are now expanding to
more school and are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join
our team of volunteers.

New Mentors are now being recruited ready to start in
schools from Easter 2022

This opportunity is not only a personally rewarding one, but
it is a great way to enhance your skill set, explore new career options and
improve employability whilst inspiring, motivating and supporting young people
to broaden their own career horizons, aspirations and self-belief.

Mentors must be able to commit to meeting with a young
person in schools for an hour per week for up to 12 weeks.

No experience is necessary, we are looking for Mentors of all
ages with varied life and career experiences. Full training will be given to
all Mentors prior to being matched with a suitable child/young person. 

Training
will include:

Introduction to Mentoring

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Confidentiality & Boundaries

Action Planning & Goal Setting

DBS

Checks provided and travel expenses paid.

For further information please contact Helen Burns, School
Impact Officer

E: helen.burns@catalyststockton.org T:07946060430

To complete an application form for this role please click
the link below:

https://forms.volunteero.org/view/8262b9db-9c90-4aa3-a445-fed74e7f2c1d

Department

The mentoring programme includes a series of activities to address any issues or barriers to learning and achieving positive outcomes in school and will make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future. Volunteer Mentors provide 1:1 or small group support to children and young person in one of the partnership schools, helping to identify future goals, raise aspirations, build confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

The programme also adds value by introducing students to activities led by community organisations, including sport, performing, hobbies, volunteering and the development of life and employability skills.


Responsibilities

You will need to be 18 years or older



Able to relate to and communicate with children/young people



Reliable and punctual



Good listening and communication skills



A non-judgmental approach



Good organisational skills



Understanding of the issues of safeguarding and
confidentiality (training provided)





We will provide you with:



Full training and resources to equip you to carry out your
role as a Volunteer Mentor



DBS Check and Volunteer Mentor ID



Ongoing support and supervision provided by



the School Impact Officer and named contact within the
school

Knowledge & Skills

No experience is necessary, we are looking for Mentors of
all ages with varied life and career experiences.

Personal Qualities

A desire to work with children/young people Common sense and patience are essential

General Requirements

Willing to commit to the scheme for a minimum of 1 hour per
week for up to 12 weeks



DBS Check required (cost covered by Catalyst)

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.