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Families Together - Specialist Mentoring Service

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Join our Specialist Mentoring Service (SMS) as a volunteer and help young people who struggle with their relationships.

Specialist Mentoring Scheme 2020/21

This opportunity takes place between 11 Sep 2019 and 31 Aug 2021.

SMS prioritizes young people who struggle at relationships, at risk of offending in the community /exclusion from school. We seek to enable young people to overcome barriers, discover their strengths and achieve goals. In this role you will be paired with a young person and be their mentor, encouraging them to live positively and to the full.

At the moment the mentoring is done either by phone calls, texts, WhatsApp or Facetime and possibly Zoom. Once things are back to some normality volunteer mentors and young people may meet up.

What skills do I need?

Outgoing, Approachable, Good listener, Able to identify needs.

What will I gain?

Accredited training, Experience in youth work and the voluntary sector.

Training and support

Training will be done via Zoom (provided by Waypoint accredited training). Volunteers will receive supervision every six weeks.

Time commitment

The support will be reviewed after 6 sessions. We ask that our volunteers meet the young person at least once every 2 weeks for a minimum of 2 hours. Meetings are currently done virtually.

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

Yes

Location

Currently home-based volunteering Office address: 646 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 2BB

Travel information

N/A To office: 75 and 98 Straight outside the SU
  • CausesMental health, Teenagers and young adults
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Advocacy, Befriending, Leadership, Mentoring
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work

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