Volunteer Youth Mentor

  • Volunteer Mentor working with children/young people is schools
  • Stockton and Guisborough
  • Catalyst

Could you Volunteer your time to
support a child or young person?

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 January 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 Sara Dalton, School Impact Officer

E: sara.dalton@catalyststockton.org     T:
07375388672

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

Person
specification:



  • 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.