A range of services and interventions, including mentoring, will be offered to support young people aged 11+. The mentor will provide independent support and mentoring. Childrens Services believes some young people can benefit from extra support. Young people may have a range of professionals working with them, however it is recognized that having someone impartial to talk to and offer support can make a difference to self-esteem and engagement. Volunteers will be matched with young people and offer one to one support. This is likely to include: face to face meetings, supporting them to attend meetings and appointments and increasing their self-esteem. A crucial aspect will be the ability to build positive relationships which allow young people to feel listened to and supported and continue for as long as needed. Face to face meetings are likely to take place in a variety of local settings to be agreed between the young person, volunteer and volunteer coordinator, and may include schools, youth clubs, cafes etc. a small allowance is granted per session for food/drinks/etc. Volunteers will receive a full training program on how to deliver support which will equip them to provide guidance and advice. Volunteers will also have access to volunteer coordinators, who will provide guidance, advice and supervision whilst they are delivering their volunteering activities.


As a volunteer You will: • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to agree a match to a young person • Attend an initial meeting with the young person and Children’s Services worker to agree the type and frequency of support to be offered and agree ongoing meetings and support • Discuss and agree information sharing with the young person and Children Services worker • Meet with the young person and deliver the ongoing support agreed • Record and share information as agreed • Be prepared to travel outside of their local area & district if needed Volunteers may work with more than one young person at a time. 

As an organisation we will: • Offer training relevant to the role • Include you in the matching process for the young person • Provide you with ongoing, high quality and timely support • Pay mileage expenses at 45p per mile plus any additional expenses that may be incurred (mileage expenses can only be paid on evidence of business insurance and a valid MOT)

This volunteering opportunity is subject to an application form, interview, references x2, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, and satisfactory completion of training 


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Start Date: 12/05/2022

End Date: 12/05/2025

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Innovation Volunteers, 4th Floor EII Court
SO23 8UG

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