School Mentor (Winsford)

The Children's Society Published: October 18, 2017
Location
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
EPNAVCO
Benefits
Practical Experience
Skill
Hands On
Activities
Befriending & Buddying
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Could you be a friend with a purpose? And at the same time help to mentor young people who are in danger of being excluded from school?
School Mentor Volunteer's build levels of trust with young people by listening, providing support and being non judgemental about their problems. You will support them and play an important role, to help them work towards better attendance, reliability and educational engagement. To develop and maintain trust, this opportunity requires a long term commitment and availability during the day, to help children between the age of 10-15 who are at risk of failing.

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for anyone who is:
-18 years and over
-considering a career/future in teacher training, social work or youth work.
-has experience of youth work or helped raise teenagers and understand teenagers concerns
-be able to commit on a long term basis
-Be prepared to undertake a DBS check

Equally it is important for you to able to commit to this role on a long term basis to attend a local school helping young people with a range of issues. In return, Mentor's will gain the satisfaction of contributing positively to a child's life and a national charity, whilst developing and enhancing your own skills in communication, a range of skills used in counselling, mentoring and self confidence. Could you be a friend with a purpose? And at the same time help to mentor young people who are in danger of being excluded from school?
School Mentor Volunteer's build levels of trust with young people by listening, providing support and being non judgemental about their problems. You will support them and play an important role, to help them work towards better attendance, reliability and educational engagement.

Location will be discussed and confirmed and will vary depending on the young person you are supporting.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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