Volunteer Youth Mentor


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 in Saltburn by the Sea and Guisborough as soon as possible.

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 (term time only). Several mentors combine this role with full time work where they have the opportunity to work flexibly.

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


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:


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.

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

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

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

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)

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